Originally Posted by WLYBGR
Hi; I am curious about this.By doing this mod.Is the function,of the table slide.Lost,or is it still usable.Removing those table legs,to make up a bed.Are a pain in the ARSE.The slide mechanism is plywood.Anybody upgrade this to ??
I'm not sure if I'm reading your comments correctly, but I'll give it a shot.
The table slides are not plywood. They're a sort of plastic channel, mounted on a plywood base and on the backside of the table top.
Replacing the sockets/poles with the telescoping pedestal consists of removing the sockets from the plywood table base and from the floor, mounting the new pedestal to the floor and then mounting it to the same table base. The slides still work.
You could probably "upgrade" the slides by removing/replacing them with the metal slides used as drawer guides. I've seen some examples of those here on the forum. I just used the original plastic ones.
In my case I experimented with the single pedestal location and adjusted it slightly to give more room along the back - since I have a U-shaped dinette. If you have the stock table, it'll still work, but you have to mount it to take the inward slope of the outer wall into account as you lower the table.