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Feb 01, 2011

How To: Turn Your Dining Table into a Ping Pong Table

created at: 02/01/2011

College spoils young adults in a lot of ways: the ability to live in the same community with thousands of peers and then being forced to interact by the RA, the illusion of financial "independence," or the notion that if you schedule yourself right, you only need to be accountable two days a week, and only from 1:00-4:30 p.m.

But for me, dorm living twisted me in another way: 24-hour access to a ping pong table. I've never lived in a home with enough space for such luxuries as a table tennis and billiard tables, save for those two great years in Swing and Morris halls. At the beginning of freshman year, I wasn't much, but buddy, by the time I was an upper classperson, my roommate Adam and I had that stuff down! So, the idea of a space-saving ping-pong-at-home solution? Tight. (You know, as we'd said in college....)

created at: 02/01/2011

Sara of Go Gingham created this clever solution for inside days spent with her kids.

Our dining room table gets used a lot and not just for dining.  We eat at our dining room table nightly but after the dishes get cleared, let the ping pong games begin!  We turned our dining room table into a ping pong table.  You can do it, too, by following these easy steps....This is an excellent way to spend an inside, rainy day.  It takes very little effort, cost is minimal, and for Wii- free-homes (like ours!) you can’t beat it for the fun and indoor exercise.Playing ping pong with my kids always makes me laugh!  Nicks in the table?  Much like broken wine glasses, it’s a sign of a good time at our home!

 

Yeah, sure, it might not be regulation size, but if you're the kind of person worried about that, you probably already own a ping pong table.

DIY Project: Ping Pong Table [Go Gingham]

via Lifehacker

 

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Sara Tetreault on Feb 04, 2011:

I just found your site - and look - my table!  Which I'm sitting at right now with my computer and beyond my computer are the ping pong paddles.  Thanks for posting this and I love your site.