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Columbus, Ohio
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I've been using the G&M Nightclub table for about 12 years and it's starting to die. Any recommendations on where to find magic tables, not necessarily like the one I use now. I'd like it if the table could store my props as well. Any thoughts. Thanks.
Alan Munro
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Kentwood, Michigan, USA
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I use a decorated plastic tote, resting on a restaurant tray stand, for kids shows. A tray can be pulled from the tote and rested on one of the ends if you need a table top. Casters could be attached to the tray stand legs, if you'd like to roll it into place.

The big advantages of this setup is that unlike a nightclub table, you'll never have to kneel behind the table to get a prop and you won't have to rearrange your props when you show up at the show site. I use a rather large tote, so kids have a hard time seeing the interior of the case, unless they're tall - it allows me to reset props in the case before the show.
Steve Hook
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Inner circle
Raleigh, NC, USA
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Hi, Alan:

How would you describe the "plastice tote"?

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Bill Hegbli
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Eternal Order
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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If you have a cabinet making shop in your area, I suggest you take your table to them and have it remade in thin plywood. They will do a fantastic job, and being they have never done anything like this before you will get a good price. And they may come up with some really good improvement that you will like.

Then go to a custom auto paint shop, and have it painted. They can bake on the paint.

I always found that what you start with is what you are most comfortable with in the long run.

Outside of this, I think a Roll-suitcase table is the best. Mak Magic also makes these, I owned one once and it is a good investment.

A lot depends on how much you travel.

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