When you live in a small space, the visual weight of a kitchen or dining room table can be rather severe. Unless you have your pennies saved to purchase something made of lucite, you can try eliminating the legs all together. This homeowner made his table from an IKEA door, a small amount of hardware and a little bit of inspiration!
Over at IKEA Hacker, reader Guillermo was looking to keep his space feeling open and create a bar height workspace and place to catch a quick bite to eat. Instead of turning to retail options, he decided to make something of his own creation instead.
The table was leveled and hung from the ceiling with cables and then secured to the wall at one end with two brackets. The result is a good one and we can't wait to see the finished space. We're thinking a rug, some wall art and dinner for two!
If you were extra daring (or the distant cousin of MacGyver) you could also create a second point of attachment on the wall and use pulleys to raise and lower the table to create extra floor space if you so desire. Although we still like the "sawhorses and hollowcore door shoved under our bed" method, we think this is a great alternative to having ample work space with a more permanent look.
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