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Does anyone own Barry Mitchell's Ta-Da Table? I have been looking at this for some time now and am considering buying one but would like an opinion from someone who has one first.

The problem I have is this....I have so much stuff that I take to a show that I fill my suitcase table full plus still have to carry in a few items. it looks like the Ta-Da table has a lot of shelves abnd may be just what I am looking for.

I need advice. What to do, what to do?
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Do you have a link to it?
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Click Here!

If that doesn't work, go to http://www.barrymitchell.com, click "What's New" on the left, then "Next Set" at the bottom of the page twice.

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I just wanted to bring this back around. Still wondering if anyone is using this table?
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Hey Todd,

Go to your local "Hobbie Lobby" store and find the section for scrapbooking they sell this same table (you ad a front cloth) for around $130 I got mine on sale for $70. SAME TABLE!!!! Good Luck. By the way I do like the table the ease of it is great.

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Wow! This sounds great! Thanks so much for the tip. I am off to HOBBY LOBBY right now to see if they have them. I hope that they do!
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Guess what? He is right....the exact same thing is available at Hobby Lobby for only $129.99- all you have to do is provide your own cover and you are ready to go. I am going to remove some of the shelves as they are too close to each other. Once this is done, I will have an awesome new table that will pack small and open big. This thing rocks!
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O.K. I have beem using the new table for about a week now and have taken it to about a dozen shows. Therefore, I had to comment on the thing again.

This by far beats anything out on the market today- seriously! When I was using my suitcase table it took me about 15 minutes to set my birthday show up. Now it takes less than 5 and this includes me doing a flying carpet and doves to rabbit.

It rocks! You simply unzip it and pull on the handle and your show is practically ready to go.
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It looks like you can not store items in the table. Do you load up on site? If so you save time? Do you carry another case with the props? Do you have any pictures of it "in action"?
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No I do not load up on site! Everything is ready to go and resets itself after each show. Here is what I did....

There are 9 shelves in the table. I removed the top 3 and then every other one. I can hold an entire birthday show or school show in it. You have to see it and use it to believe it. If I would have known about this years ago, I would have never bought a Lefler table. Not that there is anything wrong with the Lefer table but this is so much lighter and it sets up instantly.
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Amazing it sounds to good to be true. I have been thinking about replacing my suticase table. How hard was it to remove the shelves?
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How sturdy is it? Can you set a close-up table on top of it to perform something like the cups and balls?

The lefler table is perfect for this as it is very sturdy.
Also, how tall does it go up? What is the height?

So... can it take some abuse and kids leaning on it?
Or is it just a place to keep your stuff?

Thanks for the updates.
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Removing the shelves is pretty easy. They are held in place with a rivet. Simply take a drill and they pop right out.

Here is what I currently keep in mine which is my entire birthday show.....

3 plastic storage tots for mouth coils, silks and sponge balls.
Various comedy wands (pop away, break away, bang, etc.)
Blooming Bouquet (large)
Silk Serende
Sketch-O-Magic
Dove Pan
Several large sponge items (banana, telephone, etc.)

I even have my Portable PA System for small shows. All of this and I still have a ton of room. Keep in mind that I am into packs small plays big. If you are one of those people that likes to spend 30 minutes setting up a show and doing square circles, die box, hand chopper, etc. this may not be for you. However, I love it because I am all about setting up and breaking down as quick as possible. This is ideal for me because on any given weekend I am doing 6-8 birthday parties.

My advice to anyone considering this: Remove any amounf of shelves that you need. You can actually hold large items in the table as well but you'll have to remove more shelves.

For $130.00 it is the best investment you'll ever make. The greatest thing about it is that it has a built in handle and wheels on the bottom so you can drag it right through the grass and up the steps. It also takes up very little room. I also take in a side table to work off of for larger props.
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I think they have the same thing at joanne's fabrics for under $100.


doesn't sound very sturdy but it does seem like a good place to put your stuff.

I have much bigger stuff. I don't think it would work out for me tho.
Maybe. I'll have a look-see.

Thanks for the info.
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Sure brag about the size of your stuff. Renaissance performers are always paddy their codpiece.
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I was just at Hobby Lobby and they are now on sale for $79.99- get one while you can at this price. I now have 1 for school shows and 1 for birthday shows. This was I never have to repack. Awesome!
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So can someone speak to my questions about whether they are sturdy or flimsy?
Can one be used as a perfomrance table? Or just for prop storage?

Thanks,
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The top can be used as a working platform but not for anything really big. It is sturdy and I use it all the time. You don't want to put anything heavy on it but yes, you can use it to work off of.
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I just got one today at Hobby Lobby. It's a great table. Frank, it's not sturdy enough to be leaned on by kids but you can use the top as a performance platform. You can do cups and balls on it. But just as Todd said, anything heavy is not advisable.
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Ok. I'll go check it out at the store and see how I like it.
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