Expandable Table

Objective: Design a ready-to-assemble table for young adults who have limited living space and move often. The table will be able to convert from a small breakfast table to a dining table able to seat up to six people.


ideation, mock-ups

   ideation sketches

ideation sketches

   mock-ups

mock-ups


building process


mechanics

   frame connected with mortise and tenon joints, table expands with the use of drawer slides

frame connected with mortise and tenon joints, table expands with the use of drawer slides

   legs attach and detach with RTA hardware

legs attach and detach with RTA hardware


final table

   condensed and expanded

condensed and expanded

   disassembled

disassembled

Materials: The table frame and legs are made out of hard Maple and the top is created with 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood slats woven with vinyl. The legs attach and detach easily with four bolts and corner dowels, and the expansion is made possible with drawer slides. 

    expansion instructions

expansion instructions

   alternate color options

alternate color options

   in use

in use