PocketTable.com

PocketTable.com

Lisa
Apr 18, 2007

We've seen in-wall beds, desks, shoe shine stands and ironing boards, but this is the first time we've seen an entire dining set do the Murphy.

PocketTable.com is a carpentry shop in Ohio specializing in handmade cabinets, antique reproductions and restorations. But that's not why we're blogging it. Proprietor Pat McGeehan has gone online to sell two of his more universal problem-solving furniture designs: "Knock-Down Wardrobes" and the aforementioned (and pictured) "Pocket Table," the latter of which is a genius idea for small spaces.

Pocket Tables work a bit like pop-up books: the shutter-like doors of these customized wall cabinets (there are many design variations) open to reveal the folded version of a floor-standing table with two benches. A few tugs here and there and an entire dining set origami's out to comfortably seat five adults.

Pocket Tables measure 34" x 58" in their wall cabinet mode and go for $850 for the in-wall version and $950 for the on-wall.

Pat's other big seller is "The Knock-Down Wardrobe," which is designed to easily disassemble for moves, even the trivial ones that happen when you're just playing with your room layouts. (See the knock-down action here). Like the Pocket Tables, they can be constructed in a variety of styles, and they go for $950.

Amy, who wrote in to tell us about PockteTable.com, liked that they are "independently made and relatively well priced."

Contact Pat to find out more about style options or to order.

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