Hacker help: Coffee to Dining convertible table?

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Description: I’m looking to build a coffee/dining convertible table. Convertible furniture is becoming more appealing with smaller condos, but the prices are ridiculous. I think we can do better.

What I’m looking to accomplish is a table like this one (pics above).

Any initial thoughts are welcome!

~ marek, Toronto, Canada

Photos: Modernika.net

Please check out an earlier post and discussion on something similar. Hope it will kickstart some thinking. Here’s the link. ~ Jules

Jules Yap