Project design and construction by Ajax Alexandre. Editor’s Note: In the October 2011 issue (# 192), there were errors in the SketchUp model, cut list and illustrations for the Portuguese Folding Table. The table has four arms, not two (as was stated in the article cut list). In addition, correct dimensions are called out in … Read more
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A clever design yields portable functionality.
By Ajax Alexandre
From the October 2011 issue #192
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My father-in-law gave me a table just like this one on our last trip to Portugal. He picked it up in Serra de Monchique, a small mountain village in the Algarve in the southern part of the country. He has a good eye for design, and knew I would appreciate the simple, ingenious way the table folds up. Because it is so light, compact and strong, it could also serve as a stool. And, when my family returned home, it fit easily into my suitcase.
CORRECTION: There were errors in the dimensions of the drawing published with the article, and in the cutlist. Click Here for the correct dimensions.
VIDEO: See how the table folds up.
WEB SITE: Check out the region in Portugal where this table is built.
TO BUY: “The Table Book.”
IN THE STORE: “500 Tables: Inspiring Interpretations of Function and Style.”
There were a number of errors in the illustrations and cutlist for the Portuguese Folding Table in the October 2011 issue. The table has four arms, not two as stated in the cut list, and the correct dimensions are in the PDF file available at the link below. Portuguese Table Correct Dimensions