Originally Posted by Mashmaster
Tell me about this dinnette table you got. "puzzle lovers"?
If you want to private message me, I can send you the plans of how I made one. It is my own design and not available commercially. Essentially, I used the original dinette as a template for the mounting hardware, support pole, etc. and made a new one out of plywood, hardwood and plastic laminate. Please note that I'm a cabinet maker so a certain amount of skill is required.
I made a 2" hardwood frame from cherry plywood with six 12"X 1 1/2" spaces around the perimeter for the drawers. The plywood table top was covered with plastic laminate and edged with cherry hardwood molding. The drawers were all made from 3/8" Plywood with a 1/4" cherry front. The drawer slides were simply aluminum angle that was mounted slightly below the frame so you need to move up slightly to open (stays shut while traveling). The front two drawers doubles as pencil, paper and utility drawers. Black turn knobs were added to the side frame to lock these two drawers in place while traveling. If I did it again, I would probably make these drawers deeper to hold silverware, etc. They were originally designed to hold just puzzle pieces and didn't want to impede into the space required for leg room.
The table is also completely removeable to use as a bed support when needed.
The entire top surface is covered with an acrylic panel with 3/4" sides that make a snug fit over the top for travel, eating, etc. without removing the puzzle.