Folding cocktail tables – A flip table is a dual purpose table to be and become both a low level cocktail table and full height dining table. The style was popularized years ago and copied by many furniture designers, often with complex folding structures. A flip table can be easily built with a fixed table top and hinged side panels that serve the same function for both its extended or turned configuration and that it has a down weight cocktail version. First, construct the rack frame for the table from 2-of-2 inch red oak boards. Spread 30-inch dimension inside the frame with two 26 1/2 inch with 2 inch red oak boards, 20 and 40 inches from one end of 60-inch dimension.
Connect boards to 60-inch sides of the frame with the same pilot drill and screw the function as with the frame, drilling through the 60-inch sides and at the ends of the 26 1/2 inch discs. Turn 36-by-72-inch plank on a work surface and center 30-inch-by-60-inch frame on it. Ground and drill 1/4 inch guide holes three inches deep to attach the frame to the desktop. Make the holes at 8-inch intervals around the rectangular frame and place three equivocal holes in each of the 2-inch cross beams. Drill the first hole through a 2-inch frame and into the folding cocktail tables top. Immediately drive a 3-inch wood screw through 2-inch on board and into the top. Drill a second hole in a nearby location on the frame and device as a screw.
Router out double sink, hinge-flat dadoes on both long-dimension sides of both short and longer side leg boards. Drill and run 3/8 inch-by-1 inch wood screws through the pair of hinges on the outside of the side leg boards. Drill and screw attach a single 1 inch sliding cabinet connector between the upper and lower side segments, making the fastening on the outgoing sides of the side leg segments. Connect the two side base parts in the folding cocktail tables frame by turning them in the same drilled mode to the short dimension pages of 30 inch-by-60-inch frame.