He Had A Small Balcony But Needed Furniture For It, So He Made This Cool Thing


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If you've ever lived in a small apartment or home, you know that every square foot — no, inch — counts.

Finding innovative ways to enjoy what little space you have is crucial. And while some home decor companies cater to small living, they forget that we're in tiny apartments for a reason…they're more affordable.

So, when Reddit user tomxorz wanted to get a space-saving table for his small balcony, he decided to make one instead of shelling out hundreds at a fancy store.

Here's what he used to craft his snug balcony's furniture…

Here's what he used to craft his snug balcony's furniture...

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Nine two-by-fours, wood screws, stain, bolts, nuts, washers, and six-inch nails.

Working from plans he found on BuildEazy, tomxorz got to work cutting each piece accordingly.

Working from plans he found on <a href="https://www.buildeazy.com/1pce2x4-1.php" target="_blank">BuildEazy</a>, tomxorz got to work cutting each piece accordingly.

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Then it was just a matter of drilling holes, screwing things together, and making sure everything fit!

Then it was just a matter of drilling holes, screwing things together, and making sure everything fit!

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The A-frames were first.

The A-frames were first.

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He went through stages of drilling, gluing, and screwing the pieces together.

He went through stages of drilling, gluing, and screwing the pieces together.

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Finally the full picture was coming together.

Finally the full picture was coming together.

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It's looking like a bench, right?

It's looking like a bench, right?

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Wait, but then what is this?

Wait, but then what is this?

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Okay, it's definitely a bench!

Okay, it's definitely a bench!

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…That folds into a picnic table!

...That folds into a picnic table!

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After two coats of stain…

After two coats of stain...

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The finished product saves space and acts as two pieces of furniture. Genius!

The finished product saves space and acts as two pieces of furniture. Genius!

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I know what you're thinking…

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Check this thing out in action, though. Amazing.

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