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Old 08-05-2012, 09:15 PM   #1
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Anybody make a solid table top? My 07 314bhds table top is breaking where it sits on the bench when you make into a bed. My teenagers wrestling on it didn't help. Lol table is nothing more than particle board. Thinking of making one out of plywood and add some reinforcement underneath.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:34 AM   #2
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Mine is pretty warped from being stored upright when not in use.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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Mine developed a sag after very little use. I seem to recall reading that some have broken. There are a couple of metal stiffeners screwed to the underside but they don't seem to be enough. I got a couple of PVC flanges from the big box store and made a center support using those and a length of 4" PVC that I had in the garage. I only use it while in the "bed" position and made it just a little (1/8" or so) longer than it needed to be thinking that it might remove some of the sag over time. It's nothing fancy and I store it in the outside compartment when it's in "table" mode. To install, I lift the edge of the "bed" and kick the support under. The folded legs and stiffeners keep it trapped in place.
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had a Jayco 2007 pop up with the particle board table and I swear it was warped from the time I roled it out of the showroom brand new. always intended on making a sturdier model out of 3/4 or 5/8 plywood but sold it instead lol. can't see why it would not work. Just transfer the hardware to the new model and there you go.
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Well looks like i will make one when it cools down a bit. Thanks
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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I know several people that made table tops out of plywood. Put a tablecloth over it and no one would know.
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An idea might be some oak or maple cabinet ply with iron on edge banding. Then a coat of expoy on top to make it waterproof. I put a coat of west systems on a raw wood kitchen table once and that thing was like a piece of iron and real easy to clean. A foam roller does the trick.
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