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Topic: Ta-Da Table
Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Feb 20, 2005 10:05AM)
I saw this from Barry Michcell's website: [url=http://www.barrymitchell.com/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?usr=51F1901741&rnd=7300987&rrc=N&affl=&cip=]Click Here![/url]

As anyone bought this table before? How is it compared with Joe Leflers Suitcase table?
Message: Posted by: todd75 (Feb 20, 2005 10:17AM)
I have looed at this several times but have bought one. I have seen him use it in his lecture and from what I could see, it looked interesting. Barry is a great guy and sells great products. Go for it if it's in your budget!
Message: Posted by: glodmagic (Feb 20, 2005 12:46PM)
It looks cool however I am confused. When it is collapsed is there no room for larger items?
I have a bunny box, chopper, production tube and more in the bottom of my Lefler table. It appears that this table is similar to a jewelry demo case I saw while working a trade show (narrow trays).
Please clarify if I am incorrect and there is a way to put large kidshow size items in it (even Barry's magic box).
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Feb 20, 2005 01:55PM)
You can fit other slightly larger items inthere but you will have to take some shelves out. It is ideal for shows that are like parlour or stand up shows. Rops, sponge, cards, flat stuff, etc.

But I would say it is not for the bigger items, chopper, etc.

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Feb 20, 2005 03:49PM)
That is what my concern would be as well. If the shelves can be taken out or adjusted to allow for larger prop items, then I would say it would be a great thing for the typical children's show performer. I know many of the standard kid show props can be a bit large and may not fiot on the shlves as shown in the photo. Does anyone own one of these tables or have seen it that can answer this question for us?

Message: Posted by: kenscott (Feb 20, 2005 03:58PM)
I thought I need anwser it? I own it. . .you can put a large item in there but I would recommend it. Again you would have to remove shelves. If you looking to use bigger items stick the lefler table, ifyou are working on stuff the packs flat like I mentioned above this table is perfect.

Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Feb 20, 2005 04:31PM)
Sorry Ken. I misread your last post. My mistake. Thanks for reporting that information. It seems like it could work out very well as you have stated. I have a Lefler table and it works well for my props. I tend to cary larger items and the Lefler table allows me to do that a bit better. I can also devide the bottom section of the lefler table to make customized storage areas.

I guess it really depends upon what props you use in your shows. I do like how this table that you mentioned, packs down flat for travel.

Message: Posted by: glodmagic (Feb 20, 2005 07:01PM)
How weird. I just ran into (a version) of this table at an art supply store (Michaels) tonight after I posted.
Michaels Art sells it on sale for a hundred bucks but it naturally does not include the velvet drape cloth.
Here is a version of it:


They have all kinds of cool cases and bags that we can use.
Message: Posted by: kenscott (Feb 20, 2005 07:12PM)
Yes this table can be found there.

Message: Posted by: dearwiseone (Feb 20, 2005 08:58PM)
There are several of these tables sold at craft stores. It's obviously the same table, without the velvet curtain. It's hugely overpriced though!

Also, you can't take shelves out very easily at all. They're put in with metal pieces, so you'd spend a lot of time trying, but I think it would be hard. Plus, the shelves contribute to teh structure of the whole thing. It's not very sturdy as it is, but it would be even less sturdy if you took shelves out to make rom for larger items! Remember, this thing was made for scrapbooking, not magic shows. Hence all the little shelves. It's $69.99 at my local craft store.
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Feb 20, 2005 09:20PM)
Seems a bit limiting to me...

I prefer my rolon table!
Message: Posted by: Joseph_Then (Feb 20, 2005 10:57PM)
Woah! Thanks for all the replies.

I saw the close up picture of this from cropinstyle. No, I don't think it is suitable for me.

I still prefer my suitcase table...