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Old 02-26-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Hi-Low table?

Ok now that we are buying a new boat, Iím going to be posting a lot and bugging the crap out of everybody...lol

Does anyone know of a source to buy a nice sturdy wooden hi-low table that doesnít cost $3k-4K ??!?!?!

Every boat built in the make and model of the boat weíre buying came with a table that looks like this. It isnít a hi-low table. You can see it has hinged sides so it folds out to make it larger. For whatever reason, at some point in time it was removed from the boat so thereís no dinette table. We have a small coffee table but Iíd like a table to eat at.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:55 PM   #2
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I didn’t realize they were so expensive. My table folds out but it’s also a high low. I open it often because I do a lot of entertaining. When I don’t have it high, I have it folded and down low to use as a coffee table. I have been taking it for granted! Geez, don’t want to replace that!

Did you try the standard sites like Craig’s list and eBay? You can always refinish it if you buy it second hand.
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Try this company in the UK, they ship worldwide. Found them but have not ordered anything yet.
https://www.marineteak.co.uk
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Yeah, they are expensive, otherwise Iíd probably have one, but I have seen quite a few high-low pedestals (gas assist and electric) in Marine Thrift, Salvage and Surplus stores around FL. Used pedestals run 450-1000 and nice table tops are better found on non-marine sights or Craigslist if you donít need to use teak.

Of course, thereís always this convertable automan from Crate & Barrel. Iíve been looking at this design, maybe with thinking I would coppy the mechanicals for my own home built version. It could be made with expanding leaves also, but itís going to be heavy.
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I didnít realize they were so expensive. My table folds out but itís also a high low. I open it often because I do a lot of entertaining. When I donít have it high, I have it folded and down low to use as a coffee table. I have been taking it for granted! Geez, donít want to replace that!

Did you try the standard sites like Craigís list and eBay? You can always refinish it if you buy it second hand.
The ones Iíve found so far are stupid expensive. I donít need it to be teak or any exotic wood.
Iím still on the hunt.
We called Cruisers Yachts first to see if the original table was still available but they said the company that made those particular tables for them went out of business.
They sent us a picture of tables they are using on new boats and they wonít work well for our boat at all so looking for another option.
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Yeah, they are expensive, otherwise Iíd probably have one, but I have seen quite a few high-low pedestals (gas assist and electric) in Marine Thrift, Salvage and Surplus stores around FL. Used pedestals run 450-1000 and nice table tops are better found on non-marine sights or Craigslist if you donít need to use teak.

Of course, thereís always this convertable automan from Crate & Barrel. Iíve been looking at this design, maybe with thinking I would coppy the mechanicals for my own home built version. It could be made with expanding leaves also, but itís going to be heavy.
Thatís pretty neat!
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The variable height cabin table is often intended as table when set high and part of a bed when set low, rather than as a dining/coffee table. Ours is that type and as you`d hope is solidly built, on a heavy steel tube(?10" diameter). It has a rotation "turntable', and is asymmetric when rotated, so the edge on one long side is supported by and integrated with a narrow ledge on the fixed seating which also forms part of the bed. The complexity may account for the cost(well, for some of it).
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The variable height cabin table is often intended as table when set high and part of a bed when set low, rather than as a dining/coffee table. Ours is that type and as you`d hope is solidly built, on a heavy steel tube(?10" diameter). It has a rotation "turntable', and is asymmetric when rotated, so the edge on one long side is supported by and integrated with a narrow ledge on the fixed seating which also forms part of the bed. The complexity may account for the cost(well, for some of it).
Yup, thatís exactly what I have. No need for the extra sleeping space, so coffee/dining table is what I use it for.
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If I was in your situation, I would take some measurements, draw up some plans, head for the lumber yard and then to the garage where my tools are.

A skilled (or in my case, semi skilled) woodworker could make exactly what you want in any size and any finish. If you want to be able to raise and lower it, adjustable bases are available in the marine world (often used for seats). Gas struts will help to raise it.

Since making the table yourself didn't automatically come to mind, I'm assuming that you are not handy with woodworking tools so my suggestion is to look around town for someone to make you a table. Someone with a woodworking hobby may be less expensive than a professional but be sure to see some of his work first.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:16 AM   #10
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I was on a boat last summer with a hi/lo table. Just push a button to raise/lower it. I don't think it cost $4K-$5K either, unless you only wanted the mirror finish varnish job on it (i.e., just the varnish without the table).
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By using a seat pedestal the table will be adjustable both up and down and slid if required .

On RV we have use 2 seat sliding sections back to back to extend the tables range of motion..
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try googling boat table hi-lo under IMAGES. Lots of products and ideas to choose.
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If I was in your situation, I would take some measurements, draw up some plans, head for the lumber yard and then to the garage where my tools are.

A skilled (or in my case, semi skilled) woodworker could make exactly what you want in any size and any finish. If you want to be able to raise and lower it, adjustable bases are available in the marine world (often used for seats). Gas struts will help to raise it.

Since making the table yourself didn't automatically come to mind, I'm assuming that you are not handy with woodworking tools so my suggestion is to look around town for someone to make you a table. Someone with a woodworking hobby may be less expensive than a professional but be sure to see some of his work first.
Actually it did come to mind first. David is quite handy at such things and has all of the necessary tools to do it...but doesnít exactly have much in the way of TIME to do it. So that is sort of our last option. If we canít find anything, then we will just do without until he can get one made. It doesnít HAVE to be hi-low. I do like the way itís hinged so it can folded up and take up less space.

David and I built our outdoor kitchen ourselves. Took us several months to do it but it came out beautiful! The only part we didnít do ourselves was the granite
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Actually it did come to mind first. David is quite handy at such things and has all of the necessary tools to do it...but doesnít exactly have much in the way of TIME to do it. So that is sort of our last option. If we canít find anything, then we will just do without until he can get one made. It doesnít HAVE to be hi-low. I do like the way itís hinged so it can folded up and take up less space.

David and I built our outdoor kitchen ourselves. Took us several months to do it but it came out beautiful! The only part we didnít do ourselves was the granite
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That looks good. He can start planning the table and what features you want, then start building when he has the time. There's a lot of pride in building something like that, provided you know how to do it right. Keep in mind that there's a lot of moisture on a boat so use the appropriate materials and adhesives.
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That looks good. He can start planning the table and what features you want, then start building when he has the time. There's a lot of pride in building something like that, provided you know how to do it right. Keep in mind that there's a lot of moisture on a boat so use the appropriate materials and adhesives.
Thanks...good advice!
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One other option is to keep your eyes on the boating classifieds. Every so often I've seen hi/lo salon tables for sale.

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Plywood is cheap, and you don't know yet just what you need .

Knock a house plywood table together in an hour and you wont feel bad if you decide to modify it, sometime later.
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Here's what I did. I took the teak top off my standard, screwed to floor table in my Nordic Tug. I purchased a 3-stage table pedestal from Lebroc Industries for $283. Bolted the pedestal base to a piece of oak stair thread, bolted my table top to the pedestal, and voila... Now a movable dining table or coffee table. The table in the down position fits underneath the slide-out settee berth.
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Very nice puffin!!
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Puffin: That looks really nice and professionally done!

FWIW, While we have a large folding table, we simply rely on folding TV tables when we eat. We really appreciate the space that's freed up in our saloon the rest of the time. We have a 3 seat sofa and a chair with an ottoman for seating.

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