The Magic Table

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Blog entry by RoadHogg posted 12-05-2014 08:47 PM 1655 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some years ago, my Mother bought a very interesting table, complete with four chairs, at a local auction. Upon her passing, I received this table and we’ve used it a number of times since. Truth be told, it’s used every day. It normally serves as our microwave oven stand in the kitchen but when we have family gatherings, we use it as a banquet table. The table can easily sit eight people but it’s compact enough to use as a microwave stand most of the time. Sounds strange huh! Have a look at what I call the Magic Table.

In microwave stand configuration. (those are not the chairs that go with the table. Magazine included for scale)

Setting up for the gang!

Ready for a big dinner!

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang,

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#1 posted 12-05-2014 11:00 PM

A real keeper!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 12-06-2014 01:30 AM

Wow, that is so cool, i have never seen a table that collapsed to such small dimensions before. Dumb question I’m sure, but does the center leg stand have to be unpinned and rotated when resizing the table?

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#3 posted 12-06-2014 01:33 AM

Hi AkBob. No, the center leg is just attached to the mechanism. There are only two actions to open up the table. You can see in the first picture, the top is doubled up. First, you open catches to separate the front and back aprons, pull the end apron out and flip the top over, it’s two layers and it hinged in the back. Then pull the table out and insert the tree leaves.

-- "The difference between school and real life is that in real life the tests come first, and then the lessons" -- Robert Lang,

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#4 posted 12-06-2014 05:34 AM

Great looking table

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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