DIY – Folding Bookcase Table Indoor Garden | How To Woodworking

DIY – Folding Bookcase Table Indoor Garden | How To Woodworking

For a long time now I have wanted to build a space-saving indoor garden. While folding bookcases that turn into a table have been around for more than 60 yrs I have never seen it use in this application. This is a fun and relatively simple woodworking project that makes indoor hydroponic gardening more ergonomic. I use the build as a prototype for my microgreen and seed propagation station. taking what I learned from this Folding Bookcase Table build I have already started designing a system dedicated to Hydroponics and will have a video out on that soon.

Tools and Product links (some are affiliate links)
Avidcnc – http://bit.ly/2VOMsgz
Magswitch Feather Boards – https://mag-tools.com/discount/IZZYSWAN
PowerPro Screws – https://bit.ly/powerproInstagram
2p-10 Glue – https://amzn.to/2VFdGDy
Prestige Tablesaw Blade – https://bit.ly/Prestige40tblade
Kutzall Files – http://bit.ly/KUTZALL
My Links –
website – https://www.izzyswan.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/izzyswan_woodworking/

50 Comments

  1. g kim on December 1, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    What size is it and does it have any brand name i really wanna know about it…..plz give me some information about the bolt you were using.

  2. Timothy Folarskovic on December 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    A great variety of designs is on the Woodglut website.

  3. Killashandra111 on December 1, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Awesome project however, what about light for the top shelf? Only four out of the five shelves actually have a grow light so what do you do with the top shelf?

  4. Gareth Sharp on December 1, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Very clever Izzy!

  5. Mica Matlack on December 1, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    This is amazing and JUST what I was looking for! I want to repurpose my late grandmother’s heavy and bulky porcelain topped table into a transforming shelf-table just like this.

  6. 자유인 on December 1, 2021 at 12:55 pm

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  7. Bruce Vov on December 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

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  8. BronkBuilt on December 1, 2021 at 12:57 pm

    I would be very interested in more builds for gardening, especially hydroponics. What grow lights do you use?

  9. Dale Williamson on December 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Izzy,
    Love your videos. Would like to know how you figure the swivel part of this build. This would be for us mentally challenged want to be woodworkers. LOL

  10. AIon on December 1, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    very beautiful and also useful πŸ™‚

  11. MountaineerFox on December 1, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    More on your hydroponic garden

  12. Jeffrey Cunningtown on December 1, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    Woodglut is nice for that.

  13. Ask Grandpa Morse M on December 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Wow incredible! The stuff you do is amazing. Thanks

  14. Brad Woodfield on December 1, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    Would is be possible to do a slotted shelf instead of a solid board. Or even a shelf that’s a frame with metal mesh inside to allow for water and air movement.

  15. Springwood Cottage on December 1, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Such a beautiful and ergonomic design, the sort of thing one might find in a super villains lair. Thank you for sharing!

  16. ian phillips on December 1, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    Hi Izzy, great idea I plan to make similar for a 7" vinyl record collection. Obviously with trays rather than shelves.

  17. 52memor on December 1, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    You are just amazing .. Many thanks

  18. BK Makes on December 1, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Man. Killer design, killer project. Love it.

  19. slugore on December 1, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Yes. More more more hydroponics.

  20. Denz BushPig on December 1, 2021 at 1:17 pm

    Izzy, that’s awesome…

  21. MC's Creations on December 1, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    Why the hell didn’t I see this video before? 😳
    Fantastic work, Izzy! Really nicely done! πŸ˜ƒ
    Stay safe there with your family! πŸ––πŸ˜Š

  22. Flash Fire on December 1, 2021 at 1:18 pm

    I am glad to see you healthier and happier welcome back.

  23. James Stewart on December 1, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    I like ur vids but with that annoying music crap i could only watch a third of it pls i rather hear the tools over that bs

  24. robert lee on December 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    love the hydroponics… we have wire shelves with lights on chains for our system to raise/lower the lights as the greens grow… are the lights on yours set? and what is your solution for growing out full cycles of greens, etc…

  25. Connie Taylor on December 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    OMG – stumbled on this video and attendant miracle worker when I was looking at foot-powered lathes. Holy mackerel this is fantastic.

  26. Freeman Furnishings on December 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    The music on this vid has me jamming! I may try to put this one together this winter for indoor gardening

  27. g kim on December 1, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Can you give me some information about the bolt you were using at the min around 9

  28. MHL K on December 1, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic fantastic

  29. Avid CNC on December 1, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    We love it, so inspiring to see woodworkers bringing in fabrication and DIY into every aspect of their lives.

  30. Rweirdthings on December 1, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    great job would love to see more about Hydroponics

  31. Joshua Ford on December 1, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Definitely interested in more hydroponic stuff. I have a small but growing indoor zucchini setup (growing from propagation to plant right now). πŸ‘

  32. Martin Whitman on December 1, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Did you overcome up with a set of drawings …….

  33. Richard Spriggs on December 1, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Comment

  34. Smaragda Demertzi on December 1, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    And he’s back!

  35. Sascha Piskonovs on December 1, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Hallo it is amazing

  36. Christian Ramirez on December 1, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    so, anyway, about the music

  37. vanessa spahr on December 1, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Awesome love itπŸ‘πŸΌ

  38. Logan S on December 1, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Any idea how to make this with six shelves instead of five? I want my table to be a bit longer.

  39. Ian Bakker on December 1, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Very interested to see your hydroponics setup!

  40. DIYDAD on December 1, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    ingenious design there izzy πŸ‘

  41. Joshua Bick on December 1, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Very cool

  42. Jim Jakosh on December 1, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks you, Izzy. you are an inspiration……………….cheers, Jim

  43. Mama C on December 1, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    The 40-tooth blades last longer because …

    … all of your viewers are going to ask you why they last longer, and you have no idea what the answer to that intriguing question might possibly be 🀣

    Very cool design, Izzy! Thank you for sharing with all of us!

  44. L. J. Bush on December 1, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    How did the hydroponics setup work for you?

  45. William Clements on December 1, 2021 at 1:42 pm

    Great, as usual.

  46. NJ Near on December 1, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    You are a genius and an inspiration!

  47. Carlos Guerrero on December 1, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Hi I love your channel! How can I get some measure or drawing with dimensions? Thanks

  48. GeminiMonkey Workshop on December 1, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    At the 1:27 mark, what is being used to make the threads? Is there a video on that?

  49. Christian Ramirez on December 1, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    what holds it in the table shape, especially with loaded shelves?

  50. oojagapivy on December 1, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    In the times we are currently in, growing your own food is a great idea. My wife has me making raised garden beds and bought a greenhouse (so it would get built quicker ;p) If she sees this, I know what may happen in the basement in the not too distant future. Excellent design for bad backs, which is why I may end up making one after all.

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