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post #8791 of 14579
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Originally Posted by ATLnoob View Post
 

I have seen some creative solutions here, so, hoping someone has a quick / easy / cheap / DIY idea for raising two tables up by about a foot, maybe a bit more.  Needs to be temporary (not permanently affixed), but sturdy.  I don't want to buy a circular or table saw to accomplish this, and need to get materials home in my 2-door car.  Did I mention quick & easy & cheap?  That too.

 

Here's a photo:

 

 

 

...it's two tables, total 6' length x 5' depth, that I will eventually use for flat photos as well as wrapping / packing / shipping, and these low tables really grind on my back.

 

Since there 4 legs down each side I'm thinking of one long riser of some sort on each side...and if someone said "Oh yeah, XYZ company sells these 5-foot long by 1-foot high thingers" that would be pretty much what I need.

 

Just posting this gave me an idea - maybe some of those long plastic planter boxes (turned upside down) - depends on how tall I can get them.  But if anyone has any ideas please share.  Thanks!  

 

OR, if you are not that handy.....

 

two sets of these should do the trick.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Bed-Risers-Add-5-25-Height-Heavy-Duty-Furniture-Lift-1200-lb-Underbed-Storage-/390743697612?pt=US_Bed_and_Bed_Frames&hash=item5afa23a8cc

post #8792 of 14579
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I suggested can and board solution because he wanted to raise it a foot. Bed risers are usuall under 6.

However, I'm 5-10 and I find that 38" is about the right height for a standing work table. Usually the folding tables are around 30". 42" is the height of a tall surface in a kitchen, which I find a bit hgh as a full time work surface.
post #8793 of 14579
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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post

Lots of options. Easy one easy And cheap.

6 restaurant sized cans of Tomatos or green beans. Or gallon paint cans. Buy a 10 foot long 1x6. Have the store cut it into 2 5 foot pieces. Space three cans on each side under the legs with a board on top.

If you know someone with a jigsaw, round off the corners so you don't kick it.

 

 

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

 

OR, if you are not that handy.....

 

two sets of these should do the trick.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Bed-Risers-Add-5-25-Height-Heavy-Duty-Furniture-Lift-1200-lb-Underbed-Storage-/390743697612?pt=US_Bed_and_Bed_Frames&hash=item5afa23a8cc

 

 

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Originally Posted by jebarne View Post


I suggested can and board solution because he wanted to raise it a foot. Bed risers are usuall under 6.

However, I'm 5-10 and I find that 38" is about the right height for a standing work table. Usually the folding tables are around 30". 42" is the height of a tall surface in a kitchen, which I find a bit hgh as a full time work surface.

 

Thanks for the suggestions jebarne and capnwes!

 

Re: the bed risers, they don't get quite a high as I (thought I) wanted to go, which was 12"-14".  There is a guy on eBay who sells made-to-order risers of solid wood but they get expensive the taller & wider you go (like, $20 to $30 per leg).

 

I'm 6'1" and standard height tables always have me bending over when arranging items to take photos, folding, packing, etc.

   

I ended up getting the 1x6x10 and trying my mad kung-fu skills to cleanly chop it in half in the store.  When that didn't work I had them cut it for me (first two cuts are free at Lowe's - yay!)

   

Then I grabbed two 24" lengths of PVC and cut those in half at home, and ended up with the jerry-rigged set up below...which is much sturdier than I thought it would be due to the weight of the tables, but might be a tad higher than I want.  Will need to use it a bit to see...then probably get two more 1x6x5's, and some 4x4's cut then nail them between the 1x6's.  If that's wobbly, screw some long 2x2's width-wise to brace them.  I'll get there eventually - just using the PVC to gauge height and can always keep chopping an inch off at a time until I get it just right, then go with something more stable that can still be popped apart by removing a few screws or whatever.

 

post #8794 of 14579

If its too high as it is, consider drilling holes in the wood to accommodate your table legs.  They are bowed, and will stop once they start to bend into the diagonal position.

 

Drilling holes, will allow the table to be solidified to the wood, and from there you can secure the PVC to the wood.  This allows the design to be solid when all put together, yet allow you to lift the tables off, and have normality with them if ever needed.

 

 

Hope that made sense, I'm a bit loopy.

post #8795 of 14579

Have a funny one.....

 

Hello. I’m not that familiar with EUC, are the measuring units in inches or centimeters. By the way it would appear you have some really nice merchandise. Once I figure out the fit I look forward to doing business with you in the future .

 

 

Turns out, the bidder thought EUC meant European Centimeters. 

post #8796 of 14579
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post
 

Have a funny one.....

 

Hello. I’m not that familiar with EUC, are the measuring units in inches or centimeters. By the way it would appear you have some really nice merchandise. Once I figure out the fit I look forward to doing business with you in the future .

 

 

Turns out, the bidder thought EUC meant European Centimeters. 

 

 

:rotflmao:

post #8797 of 14579
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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

Have a funny one.....

Hello. I’m not that familiar with EUC, are the measuring units in inches or centimeters. By the way it would appear you have some really nice merchandise. Once I figure out the fit I look forward to doing business with you in the future .


Turns out, the bidder thought EUC meant European Centimeters. 

That is an acronym which I would not expect most people to be familiar with.
post #8798 of 14579
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Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post


That is an acronym which I would not expect most people to be familiar with.

It was a recommended eBay acronym back in the day along with NWT, NWOT, NR etc. I started using it years ago after some seller package from eBay came in the mail with useful tips and such.

post #8799 of 14579

Riddle me why I have so many watchers and views on this so-so tweed...

what am I missing?  I know the bidding isn't very high, but was not expecting such an audience.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321287193516&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

 

post #8800 of 14579

36S and 38S always bring high watchers for me.

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Yeah, I'm going to start picking up more decent finds in that size. It's hard to find and I think it might have to do that many people looking are parents for their kids or college kids/new grads for themselves, so they're tech savvy and want to save money.


Wes, is it just the S sizes for you or the regs as well?

post #8802 of 14579
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Originally Posted by Snoogz View Post

Riddle me why I have so many watchers and views on this so-so tweed...
what am I missing?  I know the bidding isn't very high, but was not expecting such an audience.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321287193516&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT



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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

36S and 38S always bring high watchers for me.

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Yeah, I'm going to start picking up more decent finds in that size. It's hard to find and I think it might have to do that many people looking are parents for their kids or college kids/new grads for themselves, so they're tech savvy and want to save money.


Wes, is it just the S sizes for you or the regs as well?
Think about when you go to better department stores and look for the smaller sizes..the size 36 and 38 choices just aren't there. So, you have the smaller guys looking...which includes the Asian market as well which doesn't hurt either.

Also, Snoogz pics are excellent which always helps as well!
post #8803 of 14579

Haha, I'm a 38 and I used to weigh 10 pounds less when I graduated college and was looking for clothes. I had to buy dress pants from the children's section...

post #8804 of 14579
So, when posting shoes that are brand new...do we lace them, or leave them alone?
post #8805 of 14579

I lace them.

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