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Mr. Ree
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I need to buy (2) tables I did a search here
at the “Café” using:

Professional table
Performance table
Card table
Magic table
Magician’s table
Close up table

I did find a couple of links about making tables and
lots of references to “floating” tables. Maybe I can't
find what I am looking for because I simply don't know
the correct name(s).

It would be great to get a couple of links to stores that sell
“professional”, read very nice, tables.

For now I am looking for two types.

1. Table for Living room, or parlor.
One a collapsible tripod base. Hopefully top comes off too.
Table can be large but should not be too difficult to transport.
(Not two people to carry top.)

2. A very nice, “close up” table that will let me place it
on a dinning room or kitchen table. (Close up table?)

Suggestions for other types of tables that could be used
in the above two environments welcomed.

I have three good reasons for not making my own at this time.

1. Don’t have the skills. (need to keep my fingers).
2. Don’t have the time. (Free time goes to practice, and reading about magic.)
3. Before I do custom tables I want to spend some time at this and figure out
what I need based on experience, which I don’t have at this time.

Thanks,
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
---- William Bernbach (1911 - 1982) ----

(After 25 years of PCs, everything switched to Macs, June 2008)
Stanyon
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Here's two to get you started:

http://www.dancingspringmagic.com for tables

http://www.vikingmagic.com/?nd=full&key=431 performance table

Cheers! Smile
Stanyon

aka Steve Taylor

"Every move a move!"

"If you've enjoyed my performance half as much as I've enjoyed performing for you, then you've enjoyed it twice as much as me!"
Jaz
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jimhlou
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I bought mine from the Illusion Warehouse (Bruck Chadwick). I'm very happy with it, and Bruce is great to work with.

Jim
Mr. Ree
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Stanyon
Jaz
jimhlou

Thanks this is helpful. Reviewing links now.

I should have ask in advance, but it is helpful to
know with you have experience with either the table
that is being recommend, and or the company the table
is distributed by: (Thanks jimhlou)
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
---- William Bernbach (1911 - 1982) ----

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Stanyon
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Both of mine are reputable dealers and the products are first rate!

Cheers! Smile
Stanyon

aka Steve Taylor

"Every move a move!"

"If you've enjoyed my performance half as much as I've enjoyed performing for you, then you've enjoyed it twice as much as me!"
Keith Mitchell
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I went to the local office supply store Staples and brought a light weight table for about $30. It is a light weight plastic top with light weight metal "X" folding legs. The whole thing is very light and very easy to set up. The top of this table is kind of rough, so I put the black card mattress on top of this.

I think this is the perfect table for a street magician to carry around. Not a good professional stage table.
Ninad_Magic
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Hi here I have a good link for folding magic table, you can simply carry this any ware with you, it is also having extra umbrella for the holding stuff like silks, flower, balls etc. here I have attached the image chck it out, and the cost is only $21.00.
the link is.

http://www.magicmakerindia.netfirms.com/......tm#foldt

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Jaz
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I haven't dealt with Tabman but know that he's a member here and lot's of people have bought from him for years.

The link I gave for "Mikame Table Hop Top" is thru The Trickery who I have dealt with and had no problems. Other online dealers also carry Mikame products.

The Gig-Rig is out of my price range.
Mr. Ree
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Thanks for additional comments. I am just proceeding more
cautiously as I was not very happy with my first two table purchases.

I looks like I have several candidates.

Interesting about the low-cost solutions and at the other
end of the scale Jaz: I see what you mean about the
“price range” of Gig-Rig.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
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enginemagic
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I built one of mine for closeup little low so when at a picknick all can see my work well while they are in lawn chairs. I bought this nice adjustable folding table at Walgreens it has room for my breifcase,and my magician`s mat. What is really nice about this table it has locking rings on the extending legs to take the wobble out of it ,My buddy Tim has a table that is also his trunk to store & haul his routines in a trully nicely designed system.
theres a lot to learn out there,many interesting subjects,and hobbies to enjoy
chuckn34404
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Camping World has small folding tables that run between $12 and $15. You might want to put a smooth top over the existing depending on the type of equipment to be placed on the table. But for the price they are to beat. These tables work great for home or yard.
Chuckn
enginemagic
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There are lots of ready made tables on the market, you can see them,and see which one will work the best for you. Many discount stores have some interesting, and functional designs.
theres a lot to learn out there,many interesting subjects,and hobbies to enjoy
Mr. Ree
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Looks like the

Mikame Table Hop Top

Will be used as my close-up table that can
be placed on a dining room or kitchen table.

Still have not decided on table with stand.

Click here to view attached image.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
---- William Bernbach (1911 - 1982) ----

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Nedim
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Hi,

Mikame has the best quality tables. You can find easily on the market.

magicially yours,

Nedim Guzel
Matthew W
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I would defintely reccommend a lefler style suitcase table and a rolling side table. You will have room to store, hide and perform with your props. I have a setup like that and don't need anything else.
-Matt
Mr. Ree
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Matt,

Thanks for heads-up on Lefler suitcase table.
I'm looking into this now.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
---- William Bernbach (1911 - 1982) ----

(After 25 years of PCs, everything switched to Macs, June 2008)
Mr. Ree
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For close up I have just received the
Mikame Table Hop Top table.

It was only $34 more than the
"Modern Masters Close Up Table by Arlen Studio"
and the two do not compare in any fashion.

The Mikame Table is very well made 18" x 12.5" with
full drawer. (Very lovely item.)

The Arlen Studio is only 7" x 14", looks like black
particle board and not very useful, to me anyway.

The Mikame table is working quite well. Thanks for info all.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
---- William Bernbach (1911 - 1982) ----

(After 25 years of PCs, everything switched to Macs, June 2008)
algebraic
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There's a very nice pro table at http://www.vikingmagic.com. Just type in "table" in the search function.
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I realize this thread is a little cold, nonetheless.

I recommend Tabman Tables. They've undergone a change of ownership. I must say Ray and Debra Witkowski absolutely provide top-flight service.

Tabman had some troubles delivering a table. When these people were informed, years later, they simply knew the value of good customer service and shipped me a table that I'd paid for. They are communicative and built a fantastic product. The link I have in this post does not do the table justice. I got a pool-table-felt green top. The table is stained cherry. Even my magic looks good on this table.

The canvas bag they sell to carry it in is sturdy and very well made.

http://www.magicdmv.com/cafe.html

Go the link. Consider them as a first-tier choice!
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