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Posted: 02/21/21 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Beverley&Ken wrote:

What about cutting 8-12" off the length of the table. Relocate the pole mount on the bottom of the table so that the front edge is further back to allow for access. The cutoff piece would be used as the filler for the bed, and just left in the back of the 'bed track supports'. Use the original table top bed at the front for the bed.
The table appears to be solid wood, router, sand and matching finish.

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Hmmm. Yeah, we may have a winner here. The cut piece could almost just stay in place in the bottom rails as the actual footwell area is pretty sizeable so it wouldn’t likely be in the way. When it’s time for bed, fold down the table as normal and just butt the two sections together and it’s all good.

That’s going to be the top option at this point barring any better ideas coming out of the thread here. Thanks!


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I saw a video a while back that may be something that would work.It would be moveable,stable and would fold down easily.

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Replace that tabletop with one that has hinged sections, that you can fold down when not in use. Add an extendable foldup leg section for use when supporting the bed, or use a sufficiently strong piano-type hinge. You could have a fold-down section on one end, or both.

Like this,only proportioned to meet your needs.


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Cutting and hinging came to mind, absolutely, but then there’s the unfinished edge thing to deal with again. But not insurmountable even if I farmed out the job to someone who has the related skills.

I’d have to come up with a way to latch at least the forward piece up flat against the bottom otherwise it’ll be in the way still getting in and out of the dinette. That wouldn’t be too hard.

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Two more possible solutions:
- On our boat we had a similar table and it had 2 leafs that folded in. Yes, you have to finish them but it looked good and probably 90% of the time, they were folded in as we didn't need the full table.
- Cut a round table to fit your needs and then cut a piece of plywood to act as the filler for the bed...slide the plywood under the seat cushion when not in use.


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Sailboat tables come in many folding variants. Searching google for "sail boat dinette table" resulted in several sites including pinterest for ideas, yachttables for custom options (or ideas), . . . etc.


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https://www.popupportal.com/threads/too-fat-for-our-dinette.110771/

Someone did this, and its a decent idea. You can change it to fit your needs. Personally, i would do this but with a new table top. Stain and polly it then a coat of wax. Or paint it and do the same. So they just cut the ends and folded them down. But you can see it at the link above.


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Whatever configuration you choose (hinges or sectional or sliding), it is pretty easy to make your own table. I used Baltic birch plywood, which is much lighter than the original table. Here is a blog post -- hope it is useful:

Baltic birch table

PS -- unlike most plywood, the edges on this look great -- they make the Baltic stuff so that the edges can be exposed.


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profdant139 wrote:

Whatever configuration you choose (hinges or sectional or sliding), it is pretty easy to make your own table. I used Baltic birch plywood, which is much lighter than the original table. Here is a blog post -- hope it is useful:

Baltic birch table

PS -- unlike most plywood, the edges on this look great -- they make the Baltic stuff so that the edges can be exposed.


Another one for the "daddy do" list, nice work.

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Thanks all, I'm still reading all the replies and contemplating.

Table looks good Profdant. Certainly gives me ideas - redoing the table entirely with something like that which could be made full size for the bed usage but folded back on itself using piano hinges for dinette use (and not having to worry about unfinished edges) has appeal, absolutely.

As does reducing weight. The table that's in it now has to weight 25-30 pounds, it's freakin unbelievable.

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