U-shape Dinette - can I have it both ways?
Hi all. We did not get the U shape dinette as we wanted the large table for when traveling with another couple, card games, puzzles, etc. We did get the Springfield pedestal.
I'm thinking of having a separate, smaller table built and a separate seat cushion to match the size of the table. Size-wise, it would have the same width, but lengthwise it would extend from the back wall of the trailer to the end of the pedestal mount. So the table would NOT be centered lengthwise on the pedestal.
When the pedestal is in the down position we throw the extra seat cushion on top, I use throw pillows for a back rest, and voila, we have a U shape dinette. The weight will be on the dinette side rails as well as the pedestal so it won't matter that the table is not centered.
When the pedestal is in the up position, we have a table that would be useful for the 2 of us if necessary. If we go on a trip where we'll need the bigger table we either reinstall it before we go, or bring both, depending on what we need and how easy it is to swap them out.
Has anyone done anything like this? Do you think it will be a problem having the table top not centered lengthwise on the pedestal?