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Topic: Table Help Needed...
Message: Posted by: cbguy (Feb 23, 2017 04:46PM)
I hope someone here can help me with this...

I am looking for a table like Bill Abbott's Pack Smart Table.

I do not do the cups and the table needs to be very small and can fit in my carry on luggage.

A typical Tri-pod stand will not work because it takes up too big of a footprint with triangle legs.

A tray-jack obviously won't fit in carry on plus it would be overkill for my purposes.

A spring loaded harbin style table is too flimsy and gets blown over by the slightest amount of wind.

A percussion Trap table stand only folds down to 28 inches which is about 8 inches too long for my carry on.

All of the portable laptop tables have a weird way of attaching to the stand, making them un-usable.

Ideally, if anyone knows where I can find the bottom half (table base) similar to that of the Pack Smart Table, I'd be able to make a top with no problem.

Hope you can toss some ideas my way.

Message: Posted by: Stperformer (Feb 23, 2017 06:42PM)
This perhaps?


Message: Posted by: cbguy (Feb 23, 2017 07:42PM)
That is fantastic!

Any ideas on where to purchase it?
Message: Posted by: Stperformer (Feb 23, 2017 09:20PM)
Table base alone:


which comes apart to 2 halves at only 20"

Message: Posted by: Stperformer (Feb 25, 2017 07:18AM)
[quote]On Feb 23, 2017, cbguy wrote:
That is fantastic!

Any ideas on where to purchase it? [/quote]

Any music shop should have an assortment. (music stand)

But methinks you may find this a bit bulky & heavy and kinda flimsy. I dunno.

There's another design that I think you may have overlooked. I'm on the fly at the moment but I'll try & post a pic.
Message: Posted by: MVoss (Feb 25, 2017 08:12PM)
I have an InStand.


It's so light and surprisingly strong. The top is just a flat tray with a non-slip surface on it. As long as you're not putting a lot of weight on it or doing something that's going to mash down on the table, I think it would work great.

You can also get a close up mat cut to fit it.

Message: Posted by: imgic (Feb 26, 2017 08:26AM)
Somebody is selling what you're looking for.

Message: Posted by: cbguy (Feb 26, 2017 12:38PM)
Thanks for all the help, but none of these options actually fit the criteria.

I do believe I found something that packs less than 16 inches and holds at least 10 pounds, which is way more than I'd ever need.

An a table top of my choice.

I had to put together several different unrelated items to make it work.

I will test drive it in the next couple weeks and let you know how it works out.

Thanks again for all of the suggestions.
Message: Posted by: SleightlyChris (Feb 27, 2017 12:47AM)
Can you post a pic or link us for reference?
Message: Posted by: cbguy (Feb 27, 2017 10:21AM)
Hi Chris,

I will post a pic soon. I want to give it a test drive for a little bit and make sure it holds up well and nothing goes wrong.

Message: Posted by: cbguy (Mar 3, 2017 02:24PM)

Here are some specs. on the table I made and have been using for the last week now. I'll put some photos up as well.

I had to hunt down the different pieces to make this work. It's kind-of a Frankenstien table made from pieces I had to order from several different places.

I made this table that packs small enough to keep in my carry on luggage and is strong enough to take a beating.
My inspiration was the Pack Smart Table, which is no longer available.

What I've made is something I call "The Workers Table" It breaks down to 18" long and packs flat.

Below are the specs between the Pack Smart & my Workers Table

Pack Smart Table
Table Top
14 x 9.75
Workers Table Top
14 x 9.75
12 x 9.75

Pack Smart Tripod
Workers Tripod

Pack Smart Lowest height
Workers Table Lowest height

Pack Smart Highest Height
Workers Table Highest Height
Message: Posted by: cbguy (Mar 3, 2017 02:25PM)
...And here is a photo of ti broken down.

It literally fits inside my laptop bag with my computer.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Mar 3, 2017 04:44PM)
How much does it weigh?
Message: Posted by: cbguy (Mar 3, 2017 05:17PM)
Hi Dick the entire package, including the table top is less than 5 lbs.
Message: Posted by: SleightlyChris (Mar 4, 2017 12:10PM)
That looks good. I guess you managed for find the pack smart table? I would love to find just the tripod. Seemingly fits inside of a carry on bag!
Message: Posted by: cbguy (Mar 4, 2017 01:31PM)
Chris, I'll be sending you a pm to hook you up : )
Message: Posted by: Sword of the Soldier (Apr 23, 2018 07:52PM)
[quote]On Mar 4, 2017, SleightlyChris wrote:
That looks good. I guess you managed for find the pack smart table? I would love to find just the tripod. Seemingly fits inside of a carry on bag! [/quote]

As would I!
Message: Posted by: thomhaha (Apr 29, 2018 06:33PM)
I'm curious as well
Message: Posted by: Magic_son (Apr 29, 2018 10:29PM)
Cbguy.. your table is great and beautiful...
Message: Posted by: cbguy (May 1, 2018 12:52PM)
Hey guys,

Thanks for your interest, but I'm not sure if or when I'd be making anymore of these. I have all the parts, the problem is time. I'm on tour until November. Around September, I will be doing a 2 month festival in my home area and that would be the soonest I'd be able to knock out a few more. BUT, don't get your hopes up.

Thanks again,
Message: Posted by: Nadzri.Harif (May 27, 2019 10:44PM)
Hi guys!

I was wondering if anyone knew where cbguy managed to get the tripods and base?