Re: Commonhouse tables....metal/wood/round/rectangle?
From: mark harfenist (
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 01:12:23 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Kelly,

Hmmm. Maybe I need to pay more attention to what is normally found in banquet halls. Are you imagining fake wood-grained tops, dark in color with plastic edgebanding? What I am suggesting is a definite improvement.

Ours are used with or without tablecloths; three coats of alkyd polyurethane is waterproof, solvent (i.e. alcohol) proof, stain proof, and somewhat dent-and-scratch proof. Aesthetic appeal varies according to species and cut of wood used; tables can be anything from perfectly tolerable to absolutely stunning.

Hope that helps.


On Monday, October 24, 2005, at 05:37  AM, Hyghroad [at] wrote:

Dear Marc:

These tables sound interesting. I will be keeping copies of this and any other posts as we will "hopefully" be building our commonhouse in the next year.

I was wondering - are these tables similar to the ones one sees at banquet
halls? If so, do they always need table clothes?

Kelly Devine
Common Pastures
aka Champlain Valley Cohousing
Charlotte, Vermont
hyghroad [at]

In a message dated 10/24/2005 12:02:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
mark [at] writes:

You want wooden tabletops with folding metal legs.  Standard legs are
available cheaply from many sources (e.g.,
Tops can be easily fabricated from sheets of cabinet-grade hardwood
plywood edged with matching hardwood strips.

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