Folding Tables & Benches.

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Project by SuperJoe posted 10-21-2021 07:41 PM 498 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having spent 7 years living and cruising on my own sailboat, (the worlds most expensive way of going “last class”). I and many others were always looking for a stowable option for a cockpit/dock table. Now that I’ve swallowed the anchor (landbound) I’ve returned to this issue once again. The Hatch Cover style was copied from a client with older teak versions that needed repair. Functional but too light duty in my opinion. However popular the copies I made have been I was still considering a sturdier version. A design was available on the internet for the smaller unit displayed here in Padauk, only 15” tall and good for a bench/seat. Extrapolating on this idea I lengthened the legs and produced a round table version that has been met with the approval of some avid sailors. So far the table height and circumference has been a custom measurement per client, this just doesn’t seem to be a one size fits all product. All the pivot points have nylon bushings so moisture/swelling will not be a problem. The best selling point is when I demonstrate the strength of these units by standing on the smaller one without it collapsing into splinters. With 5/4 hard maple cheaper here than 3/4 clear pine they are not very light but will last a good long time.

-- Some of my most creative moments have been when I've had to cover up an error in my woodworking.

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#1 posted 10-21-2021 10:18 PM

Nice work. Make good patio furniture also. Nice design and redesign

-- Ron

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#2 posted 10-22-2021 12:01 AM

Super builds Joe…

Look sturdy as , well, everything you make…

Fun to make different types, never know which design might be a little better in some fashon, till you can actually try it out…

Course, I’m always favorable to the hatch cover style…

Cool man…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 10-22-2021 02:06 AM

Thats a nice assortment. The lattice version is pretty cool.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 10-22-2021 06:12 AM

Great folding tables.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 10-22-2021 03:01 PM

Those are very nice!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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