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Old 21-02-2012, 12:18   #1
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Show Me Your ... Saloon Table

Mine was a fold down version, that when extended (half extended) was solid enough so could use it as handhold when underway. Weighing half a tonne probably had something to do with that!

But I removed it ...as have plans for that spot . Some other Owners have had a few ideas, me as well , but looking for ideas of what others have / what works (or doesn't!).



Below is the Standard Arrangement (neither boat is mine!).





Table flips open
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My saloon table fully deployed (both leafs up).

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Old 21-02-2012, 18:29   #3
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I will be doing this in a few weeks and have decided, so far, to have instead of drop leaves, tip over leaves that lay on the table so it can be used as a narrow table. I haven't got to it yet, so any ideas that come up here are appreciated. I will post whatever I do, later.
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Custom made of Brazilian Walnut, with a custom pedestal as well. The sides fold down to facilitate "party mode."
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G'day, mates. Center compartment in our teak table is silverware storage. Cheers.
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One of our first projects is to make the table drop down and turn into a double bed, for the two kids to pile onto at sea. Their room up in the v-berth will probably move too much on passages.

It's held up by two fat round aluminum extrusions, so we need to figure out how to sleeve them or some other way to remove them and have the table lock down to the settee's...

Oh, and our other idea is to make the vibe nicer with 12v LED white Christmas lights around the edges of the ceiling.
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Saloons 1 and 2 aboard our vessel-
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Re: Show Me Your......Saloon Table

Some great looking tables pictured above, but what have you found is the best way to support the table leaves in the raised position so that (1) crew can lean on them with most of their weight while sitting down or standing up without bending the leaf down, and (2) don't knock the crew's knees while sliding back and forth under the table? Specifics on table leaf support designs will be appreciated to help me upgrade mine.
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Walnut?
Saloons 1 & 2?



Keep 'em coming folks (all shapes and designs ) - especially interested in those that stow away / fold / swivel, in whole or in part.

FWIW, me initial thought was to replace the existing table with something else that could support someone falling against it at sea - but am tempted by the idea of simply using a lightweight standalone folding camping style table that on passage could be stowed away. The plus is an cheap and easy solution (that could be simply replaced later by a plan B) - downside is that will need at least some other secure (ish) food eating space for on passage, even if not permanent......
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Some great looking tables pictured above, but what have you found is the best way to support the table leaves in the raised position so that (1) crew can lean on them with most of their weight while sitting down or standing up without bending the leaf down, and (2) don't knock the crew's knees while sliding back and forth under the table? Specifics on table leaf support designs will be appreciated to help me upgrade mine.
Lol! - We all want different things .......my existing table solves both those problems, and I have removed it for other reasons (want the space). As it is no longer on the boat will snap some pics of the "mechanism" a bit later.

But in the interim, the table leave (mine only has one) folds up - and when deployed rests on a couple of (wooden) slide out supports. Remarkably simple and effective.

In my OP are pics of the table closed - below is fully open (also not my boat!).

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