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Feb 26, 2013
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We took a little trip in our motorhome this week to visit Marine Teak at Oulton Broad. With the old cumbersome Hymer table removed we were able to try various table tops at Marine Teak all of which fit on a height adjustable and removable pedestal. We opted for a lovely tri-fold top which will act as a coffee table when folded and a dining table when open. The pedestal was £99 and the top £299. As the base is smaller the new screw holes won’t show so we can easily reinstate the old table if we sell the Hymer and keep the lovely teak one to use in our next motorhome. We are going to get a thin rubber backed mat and cut a circle big enough to cover where the old holes show slightly and screw the pedestal through it. We just weighed the old Hymer pedestal and it was 11.9kgs. The new pedestal is less than 2kgs so that a few more bottles of wine we can carry now :wine::rofl:
 

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Jazzledog

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Hi,can you rotate the table top if you need to, seems a really nice improvement.
 

ambulancekidd

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Oh now I like that.

My ex father in law was a sawmill manager & had two full length shipping containers full of teak which came from the days before there were no restrictions on cutting it down.
As he approached retirement at aged 73 he was worrying about never seeing this beautiful wood being used,
During a chance conversation in a friends house which they were renovating teak was mentioned by the wives brother who was a shopfitter, he said he'd love to do the house in "old teak but it wasn't possible as there was none to be found anymore".
I immediately phoned my FIL & he was delighted that it could be used & that it was in our closest friends house was the icing on the cake.
It took quite a few lorry loads (due to weight) to get it there & work began.
The shopfitter was cursing how many saw blades he'd blunted very quickly but, the workmanship was amazing.
Needless to say that the couple were delighted with the finished job.

Robert.
 

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Did you treat the wood in any way or is it in it’s original state?
We have exactly the same layout in our B588 and the original table is far too big. We have made do for the last couple of years but long term living in the truck is being planned in a couple of months so this looks ideal for us.
No problems screwing table top to the pedestal or fixing the pedestal to the floor?
We are probably copying your idea pretty soon....Norway beckons!!
 

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I thought Teak was banned ?


I wasn’t sure so I had a look on their environmental information...


ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION
Here at Marine Teak we love the environment, just like you.

That is why all our teak comes from state controlled sustainable teak plantations in Indonesia. The total area of the plantations has not expanded in 50 years.

Through proper documentation, in accordance with the requirements of the FSC-standard, every delivery from Marine Teak can be traced back to its place of origin in the plantation where the trees were harvested and replaced with new plants. Even our deliveries to customers are CO2 Neutral! “
 
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Did you treat the wood in any way or is it in it’s original state?
We have exactly the same layout in our B588 and the original table is far too big. We have made do for the last couple of years but long term living in the truck is being planned in a couple of months so this looks ideal for us.
No problems screwing table top to the pedestal or fixing the pedestal to the floor?
We are probably copying your idea pretty soon....Norway beckons!!
Yes we just oiled it with linseed and it turned it a beautiful dark colour. It was really easy to screw the base plate to the floor which the pedestal then screws in to. You then screw a cup shaped piece to the base of the table and then that just sits on the pedestal. You can also lift this off and unscrew the pedestal from the base leaving just a small plate on the floor.
 
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We took a little trip in our motorhome this week to visit Marine Teak at Oulton Broad. With the old cumbersome Hymer table removed we were able to try various table tops at Marine Teak all of which fit on a height adjustable and removable pedestal. We opted for a lovely tri-fold top which will act as a coffee table when folded and a dining table when open. The pedestal was £99 and the top £299. As the base is smaller the new screw holes won’t show so we can easily reinstate the old table if we sell the Hymer and keep the lovely teak one to use in our next motorhome. We are going to get a thin rubber backed mat and cut a circle big enough to cover where the old holes show slightly and screw the pedestal through it. We just weighed the old Hymer pedestal and it was 11.9kgs. The new pedestal is less than 2kgs so that a few more bottles of wine we can carry now :wine::rofl:
Is it possible to have one made to an odd shape?
 
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Have the same top from Maine Teak, treated with some marine varnish and did use ply in between bracket and table top to give extra thickness for screws. Also made two wide elastic straps to put around sliding props before taking top off to stop them sliding out as could be vulnerable. Transformed our sitting space but have retained original table.
 

Lenny HB

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It looks really smart, I was thinking of changing the table top on my Hymer for a round one but that one looks terrific. Might be difficult to get the boss to spend 400 quid though.
 
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Have the same top from Maine Teak, treated with some marine varnish and did use ply in between bracket and table top to give extra thickness for screws. Also made two wide elastic straps to put around sliding props before taking top off to stop them sliding out as could be vulnerable. Transformed our sitting space but have retained original table.
Again should have read ‘Marine Teak’ but also had a part from Norfolk Marine when it wasn’t available.
 
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It looks really smart, I was thinking of changing the table top on my Hymer for a round one but that one looks terrific. Might be difficult to get the boss to spend 400 quid though.
We installed a new table with the floor pedestal from Marine Teak and a table top to match the cabinets. We also had a hole cut into the carpet and bound. The whole lot cost less than £150 and we're well pleased with it.
 

Lenny HB

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@Coolbeanz Looking on their site, the top of the pedestal that is fixed to the table just lifts off. This mean you can't travel with the table up. Is there anyway of fixing securly eaisly so it would be safe in an accident?
 
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@Coolbeanz Looking on their site, the top of the pedestal that is fixed to the table just lifts off. This mean you can't travel with the table up. Is there anyway of fixing securly eaisly so it would be safe in an accident?
We bought a pedestal and then bought a fitting from Norfolk Marine for the top ,which screws tight , which fits the table top. The fittings Zwaardvis are more expensive but luckily we had bought the main part second hand.

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@Coolbeanz Looking on their site, the top of the pedestal that is fixed to the table just lifts off. This mean you can't travel with the table up. Is there anyway of fixing securly eaisly so it would be safe in an accident?
We will just lift off the table top and place in the cupboard but I guess you could wrap a bungee around the top and down to the handle that tightens the height adjustment on the pedestal?
 

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The table looks great Kerry. Looking forward to sitting round it sometime soon!

We have been considering a table from Marine Teak for a while, but cannot quite persuade Colin that £400 spend on a table is money worth spending.
 
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Coolbeanz
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The table looks great Kerry. Looking forward to sitting round it sometime soon!

We have been considering a table from Marine Teak for a while, but cannot quite persuade Colin that £400 spend on a table is money worth spending.
The clincher could be the lovely Teak tray that you get as a free gift!! Will pm you later. X
 

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