I need to build a changing station. We have a great location for it between two walls in our bathroom (they are only about 4 feet apart). The table will span from the one wall to the other.
We need to be able to remove the table when not in use. It would be much better if the table top could go down rather than up for stowing. But the parent carrying a baby, the table must go from the stowed downward position to the locked horizontal position by a one-arm movement. So the challenge is how to receive and automatically support the table top on the right-hand side wall.
Getting the table back to stowing position may require two hands, but that is fine. We just need to be able to go and change that diaper without putting the child down first.
Essentially, this is like a door lock. You can close the door by a push. But you need to turn the handle to open it.
I am very open to suggestions for how to obtain this mechanism. The mechanism needs to be fairly strong so it can easily carry a 2-year old troublemaker. Also, it would be great if it can be released from one handle/lever/whatever.