Those old one piece fold up table and chairs

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:14
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You know, the ones with plastic seast and table that kids could sit and adults if they were skinny, good for card games at night and stuff but very squished. The old ones had a metal frame and were quite heavy but lasted ages till they gradually bent out of shape.

Well the new ones in Big W and Supercheap etc are all plastic from what i can tell and very light question is for $35 or so are they complete rubbish. Played cards on an old rusty metal framed one away a couple months ago and it was wobbly but great. In Supercheap this morning I saw one behind the counter in its box marked "Faulty".

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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:19

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:19
Probably okay for 4 little kids up to about 4yo...... We bought one of the new fangled aluminium jobbies last year for about $150- and you've gotta be REAL careful when opening up the legs to set it up. If you aren't careful (by keeping the seat bases parralel at all time with the table top), you will bend a couple of the struts (the onesthat end up being around 45 degrees once the table is set-up). I've had to add strengthening bits of angle using pop rivets.
I know the old ones you're referring to which had 3 ply for the top and seat bases. Lasted for years.....
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:23

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:23
"I know the old ones you're referring to which had 3 ply for the top and seat bases. Lasted for years....."

LMAO still got one of those in the shed hidden from SWMBO who believes if it has'nt been used in 12 months to the tip it goes. If that were the case, I would'nt need a shed :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:16

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:16
RAOFLMAO too...........if that was the case I'd have to sit down to pee!!!!! hahahaha OUCH
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Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:20

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:20
Hahahahaha .. Don't give her any ideas .... plllease !
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:21

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 14:21
We paid $25 for one in Kmart... Ally frame and plastic everything else. I wouldn't dare sit at(Currently 107kg and falling) it but it works well for the kids. We have had ours for about 18 months and so far, so good...
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:05

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:05
Got one of the Coleman folding aluminium table / chair sets - separate green bench seats that folds together like a suitcase with the table concertina'd up in the middle. Fantastic - but again one of the legs has lost a rivet (but is easily repaired). Pricey at $230 new, but we picked ours up second hand for much less. Rays Outdoors also do them on sale at times.

We've used it HEAPS and it's holding up very well, and is super compact!
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Follow Up By: GEG - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:40

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:40
i would have loved to buy the coleman one but couldnt justify the over two hundred dollar price tag. I have the silver one that has a great large table, the seats are a bit small for my bottom but folding a towell down to sit on makes it ok. This table chairs thing has been to many places with adults and kids sitting on it, never let a man open it as they will bend the pivots etc., The table is large enough to eat off and have a few bottles of wine sitting in the middle along with the roast cooked in the camp over.

ill still keep my eyes out for the coleman bench seat and table though...does it take up much room when folded?
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 17:47

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 17:47
Just measured it - about 13cm x 27cm x 94cm. About the height and width of a gun case, but shorter. We can stand it upright in the back of the Paj, squeezed into a space betwen other items when packing the camping gear.
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Follow Up By: Pat278 - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 19:53

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 19:53
My wife and I got one of these for a wedding present. they are perfect, compact light and ridged. With no word of a lie the best wedding present we got.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 16:48

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 16:48
we've got that unit too, and so far it's been great, just perfect for us...
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Reply By: ozdragon - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:23

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 15:23
We picked up a good set for christmas. Blow moulded top and 2 bench seats at big w for $98. Im 115kg ans falling and its as sturdy as. We did a lot of research into tables and came up with this one. The seats clip into the underside of the table.

Peter
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Follow Up By: glenno(qld) - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:43

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:43
I have the blow moulded 6 footer that folds in half . Brilliant .
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Follow Up By: porl - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:21

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:21
Thanks Ozdragon, I'm about 65kg so its off to Big W i go.

Thanks everyone.
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Reply By: linkcrazy - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:56

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 16:56
table
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 20:26

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 20:26
know what you mean have four at moment (old ones ) pick up for about 10 bucks at garage sales in sa broke one on ann bedel always watch out Iam big man and sit at them no problems

they always comming up at sales too heavy for most but thats why have trailer carry plenty rubbish
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 20:38

Saturday, Jan 07, 2006 at 20:38
OMG how horrible, taking tables to the bush....what next, television
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 01:40

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 01:40
Keeps the stove away from the grass :-)
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:15

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 14:15
you mean to say you don't give the grass a mow before setting up camp :)
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Reply By: Dean (SA) - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 11:25

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 11:25
We have one of the cheapies, $29 from Rays. It is good for quick stops or day time picnics etc. Good for 2 adults and 2 small kids, thats all. You still need a decent table and comfy chairs as well for trips.
Ive had to replace some of the nuts & bolts as they came loose or corrugations have loosened all of them.
Dean
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Reply By: Richard - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 12:28

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 12:28
Still got my old steel and ply picnic table in the garage. Gave the ply a coat of varnish and it tidied up pretty well. Don't use it much any more as I usually travel on my own. Now generally one of the plastic and aluminium tables which I have had to repair twice when legs broke.
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Reply By: Tellem Bugrem - Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:15

Sunday, Jan 08, 2006 at 15:15
Tables,

Drifta have a unique table with adjustable legs so you can have it level on any terrain. It's big enough for 4 to play cards, and you can roll the dice on a level surface. The wine glass won't slide down the hill either. Look up www.drifta.com.au

your deal...............Rob
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Reply By: Member - Tonester (VIC) - Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:01

Monday, Jan 09, 2006 at 12:01
Bought ours for $30 about 5 years back. Cheap plastic. Worked very well, has had a great work out continuously, 2 adults, 3 kids (someone has to sit out, usually 2yo in a pram). But mind you we are all quite light. Just broke/bent on the holiday just past over xmas. Replacing a few screws here & there and it'll be back. Wouldn't recommend one for 4 adults or heavy set people.
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