Re: custom tables
From: Kay Wilson Fisk (
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:23:15 -0700 (PDT)
Our solution was a low cost, light weight, 6' round table with
folding legs - like a big, round card table. They can be easily
rolled outside or stored in the large closet we designed for

They aren't pretty, but we now have a collection of table cloths
in seasonal colors, plus see-through plastic covers to keep them
clean. Thus the total price was higher than planned, but their
light weight, fold-away quality is still a plus.

Here are some examples:

Meadow Wood

-----Original Message-----
From: John Carver [mailto:jcarver [at]] 
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:52 PM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ custom tables

Custom tables on the cheap:
When we first moved in we didn't have the funds to spend on
furnishings, and made do with old heavy oblong folding tables
that were given to us. 
Later one of our members got a great deal on five 6-foot round
tables, total $60. The round tables were much more to our liking,
but not pretty. They were rough, stained plywood tops, having
been used for who knows what.

So our hard-working carpenter Kaj repaired and sanded them, and
several inspired members, including children, painted designs on
the tops. Then they were coated with a durable, clear coating.
Here is one of them being worked on:

John Carver
Pacific Gardens Cohousing
Nanaimo, BC

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