My first completed project. Made out of an old round table top. It’s a photo frame-table-cupboard made for my wife’s calligraphy and watercolour supplies.
Q1. Is the magnet latch strong enough to hold both the horizontal and vertical boards intact when folded?
Magnet is a standard magnet used for cupboards. It’s very strong.
Q2. What is the name of the hinge that is attaching the horizontal board to the shelf part?
The hinge is called a cabin hinge by Hafele. You can get it from Hafele swargate branch. They have a lot of interesting fittings.
Q3. How did you achieve the distressed look?
The look is called distressed. I’m not sure about the correct technique used to get a distressed look. I started painting with a few brush strokes and liked the look and decided to keep it this way. I took oil paint and painted it with a brush. I just moved the brush once or twice across the wood, thus covering only part of the wood with paint. The bristles of the brush give it that texture.