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Topic: Perfect Table
Message: Posted by: Stephen Barney (Aug 11, 2002 06:34AM)
Does anyone know of a table that is stable enough to do cups and balls but packs small and light?

Most single leg tables seem to wobble too much.

Any Ideas?
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 15, 2002 07:34PM)
You can purchase a restaurant tray holder for $30 or a keyboard stand for $30 at a music store.

Then make your own top out of thin plywood, foam and felt.

Or you could buy a plastic tray from a restaurant supply store and glue down a close-up pad.

Or a cutting board and glue on a close-up pad.

Just some ideas.

Or a TV table. They are very lightweight, stable, not a bad size.

I'd make one!
Message: Posted by: CSStanton (Aug 24, 2002 10:45AM)
Next time you work a restraunt, ask the manager if you could have a tray table as part of your cost. Then you could get one cheap!
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Jul 31, 2007 05:39PM)
I use one of these trays... They are great!!! They look classy (the wooden kind)and they set up in 2 seconds... literally!!
Message: Posted by: mcharisse (Jul 31, 2007 06:23PM)
I agree a restaurant tray holder is a good idea. I have two, one aluminum, one wood, depending on the type of act I'm doing and what it will be holding. It will hold a briefcase or suitcase nicely, which also makes a great performing surface. I got mine for about $35 each at a restuarant supply store. I've also been looking at some of those mini decorator trucks that seem to be at all the outlet-type department stores (Value City and big Lots in my area). These aren't sturdy enough to really haul a bunch of props in, but for the right venue, they look cool and could make a great "table" on top of a tray holder.
Marc the Magic Man
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Aug 2, 2007 01:28PM)
I recently purchased a cheap restaurant tray table and rebuilt it from oak (using all the existing hardware from the tray table) to match my close-up table. It was a great "template" and the final product looks extremely classy!

Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Aug 3, 2007 10:23AM)
Hmmmmmm good idea

I want to decorate mine for kids........ Any ideas???

Colored tape??
Message: Posted by: DevynS (Aug 4, 2007 09:25PM)
Paint stuff on it like...the ABC's or something.
Message: Posted by: Bryan Gilles (Aug 5, 2007 10:31AM)
For kids shows, you can't go wrong with brightly colored paints! The classic Red, Yellow, and Blue scheme has worked well for me over the years as you can always find those colors if you are trying to match up props with the color scheme...

Message: Posted by: chuckn34404 (Aug 5, 2007 11:48AM)
Camping World sells several small folding tables in the $10 to $15 price range.