A folding desk is a great way to add work space to an area that's lacking in floor space. With a folding wall-mounted desk, you can quickly have a work area for paperwork, crafts and hobbies. With some basic carpentry skills you can build your folding wall-mounted desk quickly.
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Things you need
- 2.5 cm (1 inch) MDF lumber
- 2 heavy door hinges
- hook and eye latch
- 4 woodscrew eye bolts
- polyurethane wood stain
Cut your desktop out of the MDF lumber. Make the dimensions 106.6 cm (42 inches) wide and 76 cm (30 inches) deep. Sand the edges and surface of the desktop until it is smooth, then stain with your polyurethane stain. Set the desktop to the side and allow it to dry.
Install your door hinges, parallel to the ground, 86 cm (34 inches) off of the floor level on the wall where you'll be mounting the folding desk. The hinges should be 91 cm (36 inches) apart, and installed so that they open downward. Be sure that the hinges are mounted so that they are screwed into a stud, so that the hinges will not pull out of the wall.
Install your woodscrew eyebolts into the wall 91 cm (36 inches) above the hinges. Be sure they are screwed into a stud in the wall.
Install woodscrew eyebolts into the top of the desktop, offset 2.5 cm (1 inch) from the front corners.
Screw the desktop into the hinges. Level it, then connect the desktop eyebolts to the wall eyebolts with the chains.
Add the hook and eye latch to the desktop and wall. When you're not using the desk, fold it up and secure it with the latch.
Tips and warnings
- Feel free to change the size and height of the desk to match your individual needs.