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Old 12-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Leveling board for cooking on picnic table

One of the problems I have in cooking with a stove on a picnic table is getting the stove level. Especially an issue when trying to fry pancakes, omlets and such. Here is my solution. It is a solid oak board about 14" x 24" with feet installed on each corner.

I put a 1/4" threaded insert in each corner and put in 1/4 " thread bolts with feet already attaced from ACO hardware store. To make it easier to turn the bolts I threaded on wire nut.

Simple and effective:
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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That's pretty neat!
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Old 12-26-2013, 01:26 PM   #3
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Great idea! Ever think of putting a set of those camper levels along 2 sides for ease in leveling?
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:09 PM   #4
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Looks good! Great idea!

But you do know the only way to "trully" level something is with three points not four ....... right?


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Looks good! Great idea!

But you do know the only way to "trully" level something is with three points not four ....... right?


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Old 12-26-2013, 03:48 PM   #6
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I really wish you hadn't told him that - I told him the same thing earlier in a PM and you know how his head swells up
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I really wish you hadn't told him that - I told him the same thing earlier in a PM and you know how his head swells up
As I told B in a pm, have you ever been to a restaurant or a bar and had a wobbly four legged table?

Seems no matter hard you try you cant get it to level properly.

Carry on!

Btw its still a great idea!

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So would the "correct" way be to put two legs on one end, and the third on the opposite end? I agree it would be easier to level that way, but would it support a for legged appliance setting on it, or would it be tipsy on the end with one leg in this case?
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The four bolts will work great as they are all adjustable. On a rigid stool, three points of contact will always sit flat (not necessarily level).

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