Portable Bistro Table

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Project by Tim_CPWD posted 12-05-2017 06:15 PM 1024 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is in the High School Band and every year they participate in Field Show Competitions around San Diego county. The Band Director asked me to build 7 Bistro Tables for props in this years field shows. All props need to be portable and easy to assemble and disassemble for transport. This is the design I came up with. This table is made from 3/4” plywood, it is 42” tall with a 46” in diameter table top. I used the Rockler Circle Cutting Jig for Routers to cut the table tops, and it worked great. I would definitely recommend this jig if you need to cut circles for projects. No tools are required for assembly or disassembly of the table. Simply line up the slots under the table with the assembled base and slide the slide bars through pre-cut holes in the base. I used gated “D” rings purchased at Home Depot to keep the slide bars from coming out. My wife and another Band Mom made the table coverings to cap off the overall look. They worked very well throughout the season and are still in great shape. These tables will continue to see use at different band events and social gatherings at the school.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#1 posted 12-05-2017 09:15 PM

Nice design.

-- Pax - Maryland

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#2 posted 12-05-2017 10:28 PM

Tim, great end result, nicely done buddy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 12-06-2017 04:04 AM

Those are some real slick tables. Nice going!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-06-2017 07:33 AM

Great concept. This foldable feature realy saves storage space.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 12-06-2017 01:53 PM

Great idea to keep the tops attached!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 12-06-2017 05:21 PM

We use to make these by the thousands. Nice work; this table brings back old memories.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-06-2017 05:59 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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#8 posted 12-07-2017 02:20 PM

single and straight to the point !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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