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How to fix tables

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Peggy Woolsey (woolspeg)
Wed, 25 Nov 1998 21:04:05 +0800

I set up a new art room this year with minimal resources. First the
disctrict sent me kindergarten tables. (I teach high school) With the help
of my handy husband we made these into shelves. I ended up with the
rejected folding tables from the cafeteria--impossible to draw on they were
so badly carved in. We bought the cheapest pressboard from the hardware
store, cut them to the size of the table tops and used plastic cement to
cover. They have held up very well so far. Two of the tables I got
varnished by students--sand, varnish, sand varnish. We used the waterbase
acrylic used for floors. I find this stuff has a million uses in the
artroom. At the moment the paper paste covers of soon to be sketchbooks get
a light coating. Peggy

>Hi, I have the distinction of owning (6) 9' folding tables. I sit 4
>> students at each table and hope for the best. I have been told that
>> there is no way to get new tables but these are so bad that I need an
>> inexpensive, quick fix. 3 are laminated and 3 have painted tops, all
>> have been carved in and all causes problems when they try to draw on
>> them. Any suggestions? I have thought about calling up a laminate
>> company and seeing if they would donate or discount some new laminate,
>> what do you think? C.

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