Wall Mounted Butcher Block Table Supported with Pipe
Dirk from New York City designed and built this wall mounted butcher block table supported with Kee Lite pipe fittings and pipe. Here's a bit of the back story:
Our kitchen already has butcher block counters, and we wanted to add another on the opposite side for our children to do their homework. We cantilevered the new butcher block counter off the hip wall separating our kitchen. Kee Lite posts keep it rock solid.
Wall mounted tables are great when space is limited. This space is particularly nice because you can have the children on one side working on their homework, while parents can be helping them from the other side. Just like in Dirk's space, a wall mounted table can open up counter space and give new meaning to an existing half wall.
Fittings & Pipe Need to Assemble the Table
Here's How to Do It Yourself
Here are some basic steps that will walk you through building a wall mounted table of your own:
- Mount two wood strips to your wall: 1) One to support the table at the wall, and 2) the other to support the pipe fitting that will attach to the wall. The bottom wall strip is not necessary, depending on the strength of your wall, but is probably recommended if you're not hitting the stud with the pipe fitting.
- Attach the table to the wall: With the help of someone else (or an additional support) attach the table by placing the table on top of the wall strip and connecting it with an L-bracket.
- Attach the pipe and fittings: Connect the pipe and LC58-7 pipe fittings together (this requires an allen wrench). With someone helping you to level the table, adjust the pipe and fittings so that the the table will be level when the LC58-7s are attached. There is some adjustability in the fittings that will help you to make small tweaks once everything is connected. When everything looks level, then secure the flanges to the wall and underside of the table.
- Make final tweaks: You can adjust the pipe inside the fittings by loosening and tightening the set screws. This will allow you to make finite adjustments, and ensure the the table is level.
All-in-all it's a straight forward table which will only cost you around $150. You can experiment with different wood types and make a wall mounted table of just about any shape and size. Contact us with your design questions and check our our pipe table gallery for more inspiration.