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Old 09-06-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Free standing table/chairs

Has anyone ever removed the screws holding the table tight to the floor? We'd like the option to move the table in/out when we camp, but don't want the hassle of putting the screws back in. We left them out when we came back yesterday. the chairs were strapped to the table, and we turned the table a quarter turn, but it still seems kind of "wobbly." Don't know if I'd trust the table for a long distance haul. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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a word of caution-----------

A word of caution ???????????????? Just finished Gorilla Gluing our table back together. It was literally shook apart on some rough roads in Maine and Canada and it was anchored to the floor with the four screws. Beware of removing the screws except for servicing the table.

Under no circumstances would I remove the screws while traveling.

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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If you really want to travel with the table unfastened, you could turn it upside down and stack the chairs inside the top. Then strap them in like normal. That should eliminate the wobble. If you added a few eye loops to the walls in the slide, you could then strap the whole ensemble into the corner of the slide.

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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The strap idea is great! I'll suggest that to my DH to see what he says. He's pretty handy, so I'm sure he can come up with a good idea. I thought of strapping it to the couch, but I don't know how you'd do that. I just want the option to move the table over a bit when camping.
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Old 09-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #5
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Just our experiance.......When we travel we turn the table 90 degrees, move the table and chairs all the way forward, and slide our lazy boy style chair between the chair backs and the couch. Then we close the slide.

We have used no straps and have yet to have anything move...even a little but.
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if u opt to install eyelets on the wall, u may want to use a stud finder and find the studs. that wall panel is rather thin.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:21 AM   #7
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I removed the table screws ( 4 ) and screwed a ( U ) bracket to the floor. I then use a bunge cord to hold the table in place while traveling. I have found little movement.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:48 AM   #8
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I removed the table screws ( 4 ) and screwed a ( U ) bracket to the floor. I then use a bunge cord to hold the table in place while traveling. I have found little movement.
Okay...I like this idea. Now I have to convince DH to install it for me. He thinks I'm overly paranoid about the table falling over. I'd rather err on the side of caution on this one. Don't want to be replacing the table and the front of our cabinets or oven if/when it crashes during travel.
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