Fold Up (upholstered) Chiropractic Table

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Project by dakremer posted 03-31-2011 03:12 AM 4012 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fold-up Chiropractic table i made for myself for practicing my palpations and adjusting techniques (probably on my fiance..haha). There are a couple of things I would change if/when I make my next one. First, I’d add two legs in the middle instead of one to give it more stability. I’d also increase the width of my “breath hole” – right now its at 2”...I think at 3” it’d be perfect. Here is my blog on making the table. In the blog I have a video of how it folds up and how the legs work! Enjoy. Thanks for looking and comments and critiques are definitely welcome

PS. I also still need to add a latch and some sort of handle for easy carrying when folding up!

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

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 03:15 AM

Looks like a winner .well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 03:26 AM

looks nice

and will make a great lunch box too

the fiance could make you a weeks worth of lunches

hi ho hi ho
it’s off to work i go

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 03:46 AM

Great job.
I had 10 Chiropractic sessions last year and the tables they had were way different than that.
Have you made yours to go on location?...Like a portable table.

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 03:50 AM

Hey GMman – yeah its meant to be a portable table, or a table you can fold up and tuck out of the way. I live in an apartment, so when i’m not using it I can fold it up and put it somewhere out of the way! I can also take it places now if I ever need to practice elsewhere. Thanks for looking

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

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 06:32 AM

Looks good. Since it’s designed to be portable, it may be handy to have a handle (rope or something) on both ends or on the side so when it’s folded up you can grab the handles and carry it out more easily

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 07:57 AM

Great job! Practical, portable, and easy to store – check, check, and check. Your fiance is a lucky gal. How many units have you sold (to your fellow chiropractic / physiotherapist / message therapist / personal trainer friends)? Hmmm … something to think about. Facilitates making house calls. Thanks for sharing. Play / be safe.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 10:09 AM

Very Nice Table Indeed!

Only one thing though….. I’d appreciate it if you’d put some clothes on instead of just “Hangin’ Around” like that …LOL…


-- Don't Worry About What People Think! They Don't Do It Very Often Anyway!

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 10:18 AM

Nice job Doug It looks great with the upholstery you did a good job on it, just one thought how about a crossbrace & a diagonal brace to the outside pairs of legs you’d only need 1/2” x 2” & that would give it more strength & stability that you’re after. By the way isn’t it time you fed your flatmate (picture 1)he’s looking a bit undernourished

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

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#9 posted 03-31-2011 03:00 PM

looks like a great place to get an “adjustment”....
that guy in the background musta been waitin a little too long….. LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 03-31-2011 05:24 PM

Nice table, Doug. You can use it to do house calls! One suggestion: Add a handle that also latches and wheels so you can drag it like luggage!

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

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#11 posted 03-31-2011 06:16 PM

looks good! i’m just getting into the chiropractic field. got 2 years of undergrad before i take off to palmer in florida. where did you go—or are you still going?

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#12 posted 04-01-2011 12:13 AM

Hey Smoke. I am in my 3rd Trimester at Palmer in Davenport, IA. It is amazing. You’ll love it. Ever consider joining the Davenport School instead of the Florida one?? Davenport is THE hub of chiropractic!

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

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#13 posted 04-01-2011 01:41 PM

I’ve considered the granddaddy in Davenport. 2 big reasons are 1. family—i have family 4 hours away in Florida and 2. weather. i’m so over this bleating cold—i live in port huron, michigan and this winter has been long cold and snowy. i’d love to hear more about your experiences in davenpport. if you like email me at

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