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Project by Woodwrecker posted 707 days ago 1509 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.


-- Having fun...Eric

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 707 days ago

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 707 days ago

Nice Job

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#3 posted 707 days ago

Sturdy, reliable, good.

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

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#4 posted 707 days ago

Great but where is the painted on Bears logo?

-- ~Julie~

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 707 days ago

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 707 days ago

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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3688 posts in 1994 days

#7 posted 707 days ago

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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273 posts in 1012 days

#8 posted 707 days ago

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 707 days ago

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 707 days ago

Mug Root Beer for me please.

Oh, and your tables are kewl. :)


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#11 posted 707 days ago

very cool!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 707 days ago

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 707 days ago

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 707 days ago

Very nice!

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

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#15 posted 706 days ago

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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