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    I have enquired about doing a local craft fair and it looks like it should be a good one but they have asked me to take my own table.

    I'm not sure where to get one I was thinking maybe a foldable camping table.

    Has anyone come across this problem before? Or have any ideas on what I could use?
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  • #2
    A camping table is fine as long as it's high enough and big enough. A folding paste table is a good size (though not very deep) and the right hight but you may need a T shape of wood underneath to support the middle. If you have a plastic picnic table with removable legs you could take that if it will fit in your car.

    Melanie

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    • #3
      It is fairly common at a lot of local craft fairs to be asked to supply your own table - halls don't have the quantity available - or in some cases you will be asked to pay extra for a table, so it is a good idea to invest in one. I have one of those solid folding "portable" tables you get in mail order. A word of warning - they are only portable if you are strong. When open they are light and easy to move, but because of metal tressle legs folded inside the table when it is closed up it is quite heavy. I drag it if I move it, but husband has no problem with it. The plus side is that once it is set up it is easy to move if need be. Many people have the fold up paste tables, which are light to move, but also not as strong with your stock on. My craft table is also in constant use as a work table in the dining room in theory to stop me filling the dining table, but as I look now I see that does not work!!!!!!!!! Good luck with getting the right equipment.
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      • #4
        I have 2 tables from Millets with removable folding legs. They're just white plastic, pretty lightweight but sturdy enough for cards or jewellery etc. They were really cheap and I've used them loads. I often put them in the boot just in case I arrive at an event and there's a problem with the tables or there's room to add one.
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        • #5
          B&Q do an all purpose table which folds up for £49.99 - i bought one last year and was the best money i have spent in a long time have used it at fairs at home for parties for demonstraitions and when we are at country fairs baking and it will take a heavy weight - i know it might be a bit expensive but in the long run well worth the money
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          • #6
            i've got a pasting table i use if needed to provide my own, which is a good size! can get them homebase, b&q, wicks etc
            xx

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            • #7
              You can get a white plastic pasting table from B & Q for £25 or a hardboard one for under £10.
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              • #8
                I have only done a few fetes, like a church fair and a school one. At one school I was asked to bring along my own table, I took my pasting table and that worked really well. My items are all quite light though, I'd be more nervous to use it if my items were heavy
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                • #9
                  Pasting table worked well for me, but my items are quite light too.

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                  • #10
                    I found these the other day
                    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Basildon-Wa...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
                    the price for two is better value and they have legs in the centre which would be more sturdy.

                    Melanie

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                    • #11
                      Thank you all for replying, I'm going to follow up on your suggestions.I'll let you know what I end up with!!

                      Isn't this forum just fab??
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                      • #12
                        I use a pasting table for my candles and when they are all out they can be quite heavy and my table takes the weight np. Just make sure you get one with metal supports. Wilkinson's sell one like mine for about £9
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                        • #13
                          I bought a fab paste table from Aldi about £15. Great supports as the legs are like ' VV ' under the table (iyswim)!!

                          Just the right size too for most places.

                          Claire x

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                          • #14
                            I have a pasting table (given to me by my dad ) but if there is no restriction on table size we also take our kitchen table along (quite small and cheap from Ikea). Then I tend to put heavier stuff on that table and lighter bits on the pasting table.
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