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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 05-11-2015 09:25 PM 592 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Belg1960

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05-11-2015 09:25 PM

I was hoping to get a little advice on how to best install a set of hinges, piano hinge, or other solution for the RV table top which will need a corner to flip up to allow entry into the seating. It becomes the center part of the bed when the legs are removed so it will need to be pretty sturdy. The cut will be along the red line and flip up to allow access. Once back down a suggestion for re-enforcing the corner would also be needed. Thanks as always willing to listen to any suggestions.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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hotbyte

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#1 posted 05-11-2015 10:01 PM

Put some heavy duty slides on bottom of table where it mounts to the 2 support posts. Then, instead of flipping up the corner, just slide it over, sit down and slide it back. The edge of table should still rest on the supports along dinette bench fronts (if table if supported like typical RV dinettes).

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#2 posted 05-12-2015 06:16 AM

Lots of glue and plywood I guess. It will have to be thick enough to self support after being dropped back down. I suppose you could run a piece of wood that is attached to the corner that would stick under the table to help support when it is put back down. I would try to find a sturdy hinge that would be below the surface of the table. Good luck.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 05-12-2015 01:25 PM

Can you use something like this??

It would keep the integrity of the table and still support the bed…......................

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

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