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Old 04-19-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Wobbly dinette table...

I have a duel pedestal dinette table that wants to shift from side to side on the mounts even though they are tight. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:21 PM   #2
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When we bought our TT late last year, that's the first thing we noticed that really bothered us. Personally, I think the basic design is poor.

What I did is buy an aluminum bracket that attaches to one end of the table and has a mating piece that attaches to the wall. It lifts into place and interlocks together. Not sure what it's called but I have seen it on Tweety's site or one of the other major vendor's sites. Then I bought a fold-out leg. I bought the leg and bracket at a local RV parts shop.

I removed the flanges under the table and on the floor. Since I was installing laminate flooring, I didn't have to worry about the holes left in the linoleum. You could just ignore the holes and use a little caulk. I supposed you could also remove some lino (if that's what you have) from an inconspicuous place like under a dinette bench and use it to patch the holes left from the flange. You might want to get a pro to do that.

The studs on the outside wall on our TT where I needed to attach the mounting bracket were not in the right location so I installed an oak ledger strip and stained it to match the cabinets. I added a length of oak to the end of the table to screw the bracket to. I also attached a square oak block under the table to attach the fold-out leg to. If you are careful and have the correct length screws, you probably don't need this. I used construction between my block and the table for added strength.

Now the table is rock solid.

Here are some photos. If there's anything I can add, just ask.
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Old 04-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by bob7794 View Post

anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

can you glue a piece of
rubber inter tube in there or someTHING ?

so as to take up some slack

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