Lift-Top Table Mechanism

Completely out of the blue on Friday, I received an e-mail from Suzi at the Great British Woodshop (many UK-based readers may remember this popular woodworking show from a few years ago now). You see, a couple of years ago, I purchased one of their DVDs on an intriguing Coffee Table project, where a mechanism was used to raise the height of the table top up to a comfortable for eating in the living room – ideal for all the couch potatoes, out there! šŸ˜‰

Lift-Top Coffee Table from the Great British Woodshop.

In the end, the coffee table I build was much more conventional. At the time, this mechanism was only available from the US and, with the additional costs of shipping and the ever-present risk of having to pay import duty and tax, such a purchase just wasn’t feasible either. I’ve also read numerous comments across several UK woodworking forums from other woodworkers looking to find a similar product available in the UK…

Anyway, to get back to the subject of the e-mail I received; it appears that GBW are now able to offer a supply of these mechanisms direct from them (no import duty or international shipping) and I assume that Suzi has also contacted other customers who have previously bought either the plans for this project or the DVD.

For more information and the price, please click here.

If you haven’t heard of the Great British Woodshop before, I believe it was produced by one of the guys behind the New Yankee Workshop. So, you can expect a brief tour around some classic examples of furniture, where David Free finds his inspiration before getting busy in his workshop (…with some guards removed for clarity!! :shock:). Oh, and, yes – David’s workshop is also very generously proportioned! šŸ˜‰

Along with the Coffee Table DVD, I also own one for the Step Stool and also the Pullout Desk. They’re only thirty-minutes long each but they are also very well produced. The content is excellent, too.

I hope this information may be of interest to some.

Thank you reading.

2 thoughts on “Lift-Top Table Mechanism

  1. Not sure if this is of any interest, but you can get the lift mechanism from A little cheaper than the above I believe. Hope this is of some help. I have nothing to do with this firm, or bought from them. I just came across them during a search.

    1. Thanks, Gary. That’s good to know.

      A few people have asked about these mechanisms so, I’m sure that your information will be of use to others. šŸ™‚


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