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Habu
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I was at K-Mart looking at trunks to store / transport props and came across a folding campers grill station.

It has one upper table surface in the center and two lower table surfaces on either side, with a rack shelf down about the middle center. It is about 4 feet wide and 2 feet across total space. The center table (performing area) would be about 2 feet by 2 feet I guess.

It folds up easily (from appearances) to about 2 feet by 3 feet and has a canvas carry bag with straps.

It looks like with some velcro and a decent cloth it could be made into a very handy and portable magicians table.

Has anyone used a fold up campers table like this?

I'm interested to know how sturdy it is. And how well it will hold up over time.

The price was $49.

I cannot find an image of it online.
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You may want to check out this super light aluminum stand from Coleman. I picked one up at Sports Chalet this weekend for $22. Just add a table top with a good performing surface... and you have an instant, lightweight magic table that will hold up to 100 pounds! Can't beat it for $22 !!! Go Here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Coleman-Multi-Use-St......ViewItem

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Habu,
I have the table you are talking about, but I actually use it for camping. Since I don't do platform or stage magic, I can't answer for how well it would serve that purpose, but it's great for frying trout!
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Habu
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Mmmmmm, tasty...

I guess if you can make a trout disappear then it must be good for magic too.
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Sdmagic, I found this table that is much like what you show. Mine is from walmart and is made by Ozark trail, it was about $30.

It is a tad larger (table surface) then I would have wanted, but otherwise it is very nice. It folds up small, quick and easy.

Now to see how well it stands up to the road.
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Nice looking table! I think aluminum should stand up well. Let us know!

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I have a couple of tables that look more like the one in this link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FNCQDQ/ref=......Code=asn

however they were just a wee bit smaller.
I purchased them at Wal-Mart in the camping section and they were under $20.00

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This is all really great stuff to know about, guys, thanks. I'll have to keep my eyes open more widely when I shop!
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Glad to be of some help.

I'ts amazing what you can find to be used for props with just a little looking!

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Well I've put the table to use and it sets up very quickly and breaks down just as easily, packs quick because the bag is just a tad larger then the table...Have you ever bought a tent, used it, and it didn't fit back into the bag?? Smile

Anyway, it did the job, for something like sponge balls I used a small tray on top to raise the performing area up to my height (I'm 6'2") so the table was just a tad too low for me as it was.
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I learned about these tables while attending Terry Elton Lecture. They are great and deffinately pack flat. The height isn't what I am looking for, but reguardless I have used it a few times at birthdays as extra table space.
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On the wallymart table that magicmanfrank is talking about, I have removed the legs ends, inserted PVC pipe to mi desired height, screw it all together, trow a cover and...
Best tables to lug oround, in the circus we use them for, face paint, ticket sales, program sales, on fairs for balloon twisting and of course magic, I use 3 of different hights, etc.
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