|Bill Dawes||24/02/2020 19:13:19|
|317 forum posts|
Any of you guys work(ed) in the commercial furniture industry because I would like to know if they make a special design for cafes with one leg slightly shorter than the other, every table I have ever come across in a cafe wobbles.
|Grindstone Cowboy||24/02/2020 19:17:36|
|217 forum posts|
That's what they make beermats for
|Derek Lane||24/02/2020 19:28:23|
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Try cafes that only have tables with three legs that way they will not wobble or as Grindstone Cowboy says beermats are your friend
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|Mick B1||24/02/2020 20:09:55|
|1451 forum posts|
If you buy table legs from a DIY shop they usually have screw-adjustable feet so you can annihilate irregulariltes in floor or leg-mounting. Guess they're too expensive for cafes.
If they don't serve beer, you might have to multi-fold crisp packets or lolly sticks or wrappers, or bits torn off the less interesting parts of the menu.
Edited By Mick B1 on 24/02/2020 20:11:15
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Rotate the table gradually and you may find a better point. Any 4 legged table when put down will rock, then when moved will rock on the other two legs. There must therefore be a position between these two locations that is the transition and all 4 feet are solid.
Relevant diversion from topic: We often see workbench designs, lathes etc fitted with 4 adjustable feet that the designer thinks are so clever - often long spindly screw threads that will wobble like crazy. Only one should ever be adjustable that way 3 solid feet will find their own level then the fourth is adjusted to suit. Much firmer.
|Neil Wyatt||24/02/2020 20:28:24|
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Have you ever noticed that very few four-legged animals wobble. Have you ever seen a wobbly dog in a pub or cafe? Just goes to show how nature and evolution can achieve things engineers struggle to do, eh?
|not done it yet||24/02/2020 20:39:29|
|4170 forum posts|
Thought that it might be the floor, not the table?
|Michael Briggs||24/02/2020 20:42:20|
|179 forum posts|
Good point Neil, in pubs I have seen two legged mammals wobble.
Edited By Michael Briggs on 24/02/2020 20:42:49
|Mike Poole||24/02/2020 20:45:23|
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I wonder if a device filled with thixotropic material could be used as feet so as soon as the table tries to move the fluid goes solid. I wonder if this is a brilliant idea?
|Dave Halford||24/02/2020 20:46:37|
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|Chris Evans 6||24/02/2020 20:56:25|
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Furniture in my old house (1860) all wobbles to some extent due to the floor, the house used to be a horse stable which may explain it. I find the felt stick on pads a boon using two or three at a time to balance things up on the more permanently sited stuff. Cant carry em round to the café though.
|Mick B1||24/02/2020 21:19:57|
|1451 forum posts|
There is a thing called Wobbly Cat Syndrome, though cats that have it often seem to cope.
But hey, nature and evolution have had 500 million years or so - engineers have to look for shortcuts...
|Nicholas Wheeler 1||24/02/2020 21:30:00|
|309 forum posts|
As my right leg is 20mm shorter than the left, I wobble before entering the pub......
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I thought the Wobbly Dog WAS the pub. Sounds like a good 'un.
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So you wobble on the way in and walk steadily on the way out
Isn't darwinism wonderful
|Howard Lewis||25/02/2020 17:01:45|
|2932 forum posts|
Often a good starting point to make a very low stool!
|bill ellis||25/02/2020 18:22:44|
|71 forum posts|
I thought I'd heard wobbly dog from somewhere. Turns out
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's, "You're The One That I Want"
You're a wobbly dog.
You're the one that I want.
Just had a listen and can't see it myself, maybe I should drink a bit more.
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Cafe tables are designed to be wobbly so you don't need to stir your mug of tea as the contents will be well mixed by the time you have got through your full English
|Neil Wyatt||25/02/2020 19:23:45|
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I was in Pizza Hut yesterday (I know...) and the table had a single leg in a sort of 'trumpet' shape. despite the floor appearing pretty much flat and the bottom of the leg being a simple circular shape it had a huge wobble. I had to keep my feet on its base to hold it steady!
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