Fold Up Table

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 03-28-2011 03:20 AM 5159 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am finally getting at making my chiro. practicing table. The video you are about to see still needs a lot of work. For instance – the hinges I have on there are not the hinges I’ll be using. I did not have the right size laying around but wanted to make sure it’d work, so just slapped those on there. I will probably use 3-4 hinges across the entire joint. In the last part of the video you can see two blocks of wood on either side of the (middle) leg. These are to keep it from wobbling. These were just scraps I had laying around..

This is my mock up one to make sure everything will work properly. So far so good.

Things left to do: 1) cut out the face hole. 2) pad and upholster it. 3) attach a latch and some sort of carrying handle

I already have 3 of my friends wanting one! Cost to make (materials) will be around $80-90. Now I need to figure how much to charge for it.

As I stand on the table (to test the strength) you can see some wobble. That is only from the carpet. When on a solid surface, it has hardly any movemovent at all!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#1 posted 03-28-2011 05:01 AM

I like it. Very ingenius idea the way the legs extend into position with blocks to stabilze it from racking. I think it would even stand up to a body slamming toggle from BJ himself.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#2 posted 03-28-2011 05:08 AM

Looks great, what did you use for joinery? Keep us posted on the progress

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#3 posted 03-28-2011 06:34 AM

DocK16 – I think BJ would be proud! :) haha.

Chelios – 1×4’s are glued and screwed to the OSB. Legs are obviously hinged. Nothing too fancy.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 03-28-2011 09:07 AM

That looks the part Doug how high is it? The last time I went to the Physio’s the bench was around regular table height ( don’t want you getting a bad back ) you seemed to have solved your initial problems & the centre leg is a great idea

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#5 posted 03-28-2011 08:43 PM

Looks pretty good. Have you considered two center legs to help take out some wobble? You said some of the wobble was from the carpet but won’t most of the places this thing goes have carpet? Nice design though. I like the folding legs and how it folds up itself with everything tucked in. Good job.

-- Matt -

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 05:44 AM

It’s nice to see a fellow chiropractor on the site. Im in my 2nd year at Life University and am planning on making a table in the near future. I like your design. Keep up the good work!

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 06:08 AM

BreakingBoardom – After the table was completed, I do think two center legs would be better! I think it’d fix a lot of the wobble problem. However, I think there will always be a little wobble because it IS top heavy, and its only 20 inches wide. I tested it though, and it wont tip over. Thanks for the advice – my next table will have two center legs

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 06:02 PM

I would think about making the center legs a little short and adding adjustable feet to them. Most floors are uneven and if the center legs are in a dip or a high spot everything will be thrown off. Other than that it looks great.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 12:15 AM

Hey Rex….yeah’ve i’ve discovered that the center leg is not such a good idea. It actually works fine, and on this model I will keep the middle leg. However, in future tables I will add two outside legs to the middle of the table for more stability.

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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