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Old 06-10-2005, 04:18 PM   #1
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I was removing the dinning table in my fiver so I could move around in there without having to open the slides. As I was lifting the table off of the support poles, the entire base and screws pulled right out of the bottom of the table. I then saw that the table is constructed of particle board. I plan on taking the table to the dealer to get it repaired or replaced as my fiver is still under warranty. My question is: is this a common occurance and what is a good fix should this happen again? My thought was to cut a 1x6 or 1x8 to length then glue and screw to the bottom of the table. Then screw both plates to this. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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I was removing the dinning table in my fiver so I could move around in there without having to open the slides. As I was lifting the table off of the support poles, the entire base and screws pulled right out of the bottom of the table. I then saw that the table is constructed of particle board. I plan on taking the table to the dealer to get it repaired or replaced as my fiver is still under warranty. My question is: is this a common occurance and what is a good fix should this happen again? My thought was to cut a 1x6 or 1x8 to length then glue and screw to the bottom of the table. Then screw both plates to this. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:19 AM   #3
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Don't know how common it is... mine came apart when one of my kids decided to sit on it. Your idea will work, but remember it will raise the table height proportionally - make sure that's not an issue when you're seated at the table. I just rotated my round mounting plate a few degrees until there was fresh wood to screw back into and reattached it. The plate covered up the old holes as well - can't even tell I did anything to it.
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I have seen a piece of .25 inch plywood glued in place and then attach the base to that. The plywood give a great support for the hardware to "bite" into.
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:32 PM   #5
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While you are at it you should probably seal the particle board. Many years ago we had a tent trailer that had particle board in it , and if the weather was humid our eyes would start to itch and water. On the advice of a friend cabinate maker he told me to seal it all with varnish. (No such thing as Spar Urethane back in the '60s ). No more tears.
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