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Project by Eric in Florida. posted 09-13-2012 06:39 PM 1709 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

China can keep those chinsey, junk TV tray tables.
We use them quite a bit and I just couldn’t take the old ones anymore.
So, using a plan posted by RonaldWalters47 off You Tube (thanks Ron), I made a set of full sized and infinitely better TV tray tables.

Just in time for the Foot Ball season !

They are solid oak.
The legs and support arms are finished in Boiled Linseed Oil and the tops are finished in Black Stain with Polyurethane.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.


-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 06:45 PM

Bring on the munchies! They look great! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

#2 posted 09-13-2012 06:54 PM

Nice Job

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 09-13-2012 07:26 PM

Sturdy, reliable, good.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#4 posted 09-13-2012 07:28 PM

Great but where is the painted on Bears logo?

-- ~Julie~

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 09-13-2012 07:51 PM

Excellent idea. There are times I could use something like that, I will keep them in mind.

They will probably outlive either of us, so be sure to personalize them with your signature underneath and the date….........and of course the first game of their baptismal…..........(-;

Hope the Bears win….........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 09-13-2012 10:34 PM

We also use these trays quite a bit (the cheap Walmart type). I have been eyeing an upgrade on ours and maybe a couple for the RV.

I notice yours has a larger surface. I like that. I would also like to incorporate a hole for a drink glass if possible. I notice your new ones have braces on both sides of the legs. Most store bought trays only have the brace on one side. Your creation seems it may be hard to find a place for your feet and legs to go under while eating from the trays. You may have this figured out and I don’t.

Nice project…....................

-- mike...............

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#7 posted 09-13-2012 11:30 PM

Da Bears!

They’re on TV tonight versus the Pack and it will be a good initiation for these good looking TV trays.

All the prognosticators are predicting the Pack to be the division champs … I beg to differ … go Bears.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 09-13-2012 11:58 PM

Those came out nice.

Should the cross brace have been left off on one side of the legs?

Feet clearance.


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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-14-2012 12:08 AM

They look great. One would hold a whole case of beer easily!!..Just in time for da bears!

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

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#10 posted 09-14-2012 01:37 AM

Mug Root Beer for me please.

Oh, and your tables are kewl. :)


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#11 posted 09-14-2012 03:33 AM

very cool!

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#12 posted 09-14-2012 12:28 PM

Very nice. If it’s not too inconvenient, a photo of the underside of the table would be interesting. Thank you.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#13 posted 09-14-2012 03:30 PM

Eric, nice job with the tables!


-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#14 posted 09-14-2012 04:17 PM

Very nice!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#15 posted 09-14-2012 06:52 PM

they look very sturdy for eating. but time will tell on how well they hold up when your team is losing!

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