Small Space Products: IKEA Norbo Drop-leaf Folding Table

Small Space Products: IKEA Norbo Drop-leaf Folding Table

We might as well declare the IKEA Norbo folding table the official furniture sponsor of the small house movement.

I’ve seen this IKEA folding table used in many tiny house designs — in fact, it makes an appearance in my own kitchen.  It’s wall-mounted and easily seats two for dinner, or three in a pinch.  It folds flat against the wall when it’s not being used, making it ideal for galley kitchens or for those times when there’s more than one chef at the stove.

Beyond the kitchen, the Norbo is great for creating an office desk  that can be “put away” at the end of the day, or as a space for kids to do homework.  You can use it in the laundry room as a surface for folding clothes.

The IKEA folding table features a simple, solid design.  It’s not hard to assemble, although mounting it to the wall is a two-person job that requires a bit of patience. The Norbo doesn’t come with screws for wall mounting, so you’ll want to plan for that. (We used Wallclaws.)

Wall mounting provides flexibility: You can install this table higher if you plan to use bar stools, or lower if it’s going to be used by children.  Consider pair it with folding chairs for a very compact solution.  Check out the IKEA Norbo table details and reviews here. 

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3 Comments

  1. Kory
    Kory February 21, 2014 at 5:05 am .

    The amazon link charges twice as much for the table, it’s $29.99 at ikea, just FYI.

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