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Old 05-24-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Earlier this year, we were fortunate to travel on the Eurostar train from Paris to London. The tables on the trains fold up to half their size and I wondered if I could do something similar. This table is a proof on concept using the idea, it’s not perfect, but we will try it for the summer season. The table is the same size and weight as the original. As you can see in the photos, it does fold up to half the size for travel (or ľ size). It can move in and out, be locked in place and be moved down when the bed is needed. I made my own slider with channel aluminum since I did not want to change the original table. I also had to work around where the pedestal was placed (not ideal for this table), I didn’t want to move it and make more holes in the floor. The hinges are able support the table leaves. It was a fun project.
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:36 PM   #2
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NICE job!!! Looks really versatile!
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #3
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That is a great idea, Chris. Well done.
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Looking real good as an alternative table plan. Exceptional craftsmanship!
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Old 05-25-2014, 11:43 AM   #5
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Very Nice. I think this looks good, and is a great improvement on the front dining table.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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Can you still drop the table top to form a single bed if need be.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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Chris, this is a beautiful table, demonstrating your exceptional craftsmanship! Pete and I can picture you on the train, down on the floor, crawling all around, and taking pictures from every angle. Bravo on your creation! Very impressive! Can hardly wait to see this.
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:45 PM   #8
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Thanks all.
Thanks Linda, did you get the lights working in the caboose of the train?
J Mac, yes the table can still be dropped down to form the bottom of the bed

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Old 06-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #9
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My husband loves this mod, and was trying to find the hinges you used online. He didn't have much luck, finding them, and was wondering what they are called, or better yet, where they were purchased. Thanks
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:58 PM   #10
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Glad you like the table. The hinges were got from Lee Valley, here is the link SOSS® Invisible Hinges - Lee Valley Tools

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