Hello, This is my first posting, here goes:
I had this door that I found on the curb in my neighborhood & I knew that one day I would do something with it. So I turned it into a folding sewing table.
1. Use original door hinges and attach to wall where your hands hit your sides (for the correct height). Use those screw fasteners to hold it in place, pre-drill holes. I like to use sheetrock screws that they have at Home Depot or Lowe's, they dont strip.
2. I added 2 more hinges spaced int the center for added security, since my door was not a hollow door.
3. Attach 2 pieces of 2x4 with the same type of door hinges. Cut the pieces to the correct height before attatching. (Remember to predrill all holes). See pictures to see how they were attatched. My pictures don't have it yet, but I am also going to add little pieces of chain to either leg so that they only swing out to the correct poit when table is opened.
4. Once table is up with legs, take a bunch of stuffing (batting) and staple it on really good. I used loose stuffing and had to use a lot of staples to get it down firm enough, you'd probably be better off using the stuff that rolls out.
5. Get some material that is like canvas, you can double it over if you need to, and staple it at bottom. I started on one side then moved to the opposite, tightening more on the 2nd time around. Be sure to cut carefully around hinges so fabric goes down easily (or for a more professional look you could attatch the material under the brass hinges and then add batting etc. .... the things you think of when you have already completed the project!)
6. For fun I added black lace (hot glued it to the sides) for fringe. And I also painted the legs black to match.
Viola! A great seming table that can also be used for ironing!