Re: Dining room tables
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2019 08:40:08 -0800 (PST)
Personally, I like small square tables because you can break them up into a 
more café like setting for the common house dining room. Long large tables tend 
to make the dining room look like cafeterias.  
Our small square tables have a huge podium style “leg“ that Has to be folded up 
and it is still very heavy. 

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> On Nov 20, 2019, at 9:49 AM, Joanie Connors <jvcphd [at]> wrote:
> Many restaurants I go to now have smaller square tables that they pull
> together for larger groups.
> Would that not work?
> On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 7:25 AM Sharon Villines via Cohousing-L <
> cohousing-l [at]> wrote:
>>>> On Nov 19, 2019, at 12:33 AM, Linda Hobbet <coho [at]> 
>>>> wrote:
>>> We are researching tables for our dining room. I imagine have similar
>> criteria:
>>> 1) Collapse, stack, and/or fold-up so they take as little space as
>> possible when we want to use the dining room for something else, like
>> dancing, a performance, etc.
>>> 2) Easy to move around.
>>> 3) Well-made so they last a long time.
>>> 4) Affordable.
>>> 5) Healthy (glues and finishes, etc) and environmentally sustainable.
>>> 6) Good-looking.
>>> What is your community using and what are the pros and cons.
>> This is the Jimmy Hoffa question of Cohousing. Anyone who can design a
>> table that meets all these needs would be famous! Think “Big Book Deal" —
>> well, not exactly but big table orders. We’ve been looking for 15 years.
>> We have tables that are very nice and sturdy and fold up, but each one
>> weighs over 100 lbs and it takes two to safely fold them up and transfer
>> them to a rolling cart to clear the room.
>> No one wants to use tablecloths in our open multi-use room. We wouldn’t be
>> happy with less sturdy tables. They have to fold, although I must say that
>> they have not been folded and cleared out for sometime. A lot of us just
>> got tired of moving them. Aluminum is the perfect solution but it’s metal
>> and not cozy feeling.
>> Let us know when you find them, or create them!
>> Sharon
>> ——
>> Sharon Villines Washignton DC
>> Takoma Village Cohousing
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