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kingpin

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I want to raise and lower my dining table by air, hydraulic or gas shock. anyone have a idea or have seen this done
 

Tom

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A freestanding table with no legs (or legs removed) can be attached to a hi/lo adjustable height post (something like a big gas strut that can be locked at different heights) and the lower end inserted into a base. If the table is very big, you'd probably need a strut and a base at each end. I added a strut and base to a farily heavy fiberglass table we use in the cockpit of our boat. A friend got them for me, so I don't know off the top of my head where they were bought. I'll try to snap a photo.
 

Tom

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Here are a few photos I just snapped (apologies for the poor photography). Our coffee table in the salon, which doubles as a second dining table when we have a lot of guests aboard, uses the same hi/lo mechanism, but a fancier base.

  • Cockpit (fiberglass) table up.
  • Cockpit table down.
  • Underside showing attachment to table.
  • Salon (coffee) table.
  • Extra guests seated at the 'coffee table' (in roughly mid height position).

Edit: I just noticed that two tables use different brands of hi-lo:

 

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