Monday, March 5, 2018

Work Table

Last summer saw three flyweight polyethylene folding work tables added to the inventory. They proved so useful we just added two more. All of the tables are thirty inches by five feet. They are or will be covered by the rosin paper that the construction industry uses to protect floors. It's just the right color for this interior, and the toothy surface is pleasant to work with.

The black plastic corners that protect the tables during shipping slip over the paper covering to transform a table into a very large version of a desk blotter. It's way cool, like a sturdy old-school bookbinding. If you favor vintage office equipment, set out that old stapler and brass goose neck lamp.

It seems to me that these tables are designed to be handled by someone about my height, although the shipping carton warns that doing so is a two-person job. I had no trouble moving one up a flight up stairs by myself. Sticky-palmed work gloves make one stronger. I was delighted to discover in the original shipment that these tables, the cheapest ones available from Order Everything On-line, are designed so that there is a sensibly balanced gripping point to lift and carry one that is knocked down.

Whatever genius or angel drew up the plans for this table also had the good sense to design legs that fold truly flat to save space. That feature also gives the table a future as a low one set on legally acquired industrial grade dairy crates. Stabilize one used this way with mounting tape or by setting it on non-skid carpet matting.

Raise the table to standing work height by setting it on plastic bed risers. Finish the after-market fun by adding the Magical Sliding Furniture Feet that are nearly as good as wheels -30-

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