Well, I have something new that just wasn't going to work for me unless I lowered the table, and yesterday was the day. I had mentioned to Hazel that I wanted to do this, and she had done it before, so she came over in the morning to help.
This is the table before:
You can see below the top tabs/slots that hold the table, and also the bar that fits into the channel, with those white plastic pieces screwed in, keeping the bar from raising up and coming out. Simple design, but it works.
Close up of the tabs that fit into the slots on the wall, holding the table securely:
This is the wall after the table was removed:
So this hardware attaches the table on the wall side, and one wood leg keeps it steady and level on the outside:
You push on the little tab to release the leg - then fold it up toward the table and raise up the end of the table to release the tabs/latches on the wall to remove the table.
Hazel and I worked together to remove the table from the wall, and then she started unscrewing the hardware from the wall, and re-attaching it three inches lower.
Meanwhile, I took the table outside with my trusty Coghlan's Sierra Saw - a small folding saw that is very sharp and worked perfectly.
|Coghlan's Sierra Saw - nine inches folded, 16 inches when opened.|
After the piece was off, I trimmed up the bottom of the leg and that was it. Done.
I brought it back inside and Hazel was finishing up lowering the hardware.
Lined up perfectly:
Then we manhandled the table this way and that until we were able to line up the tabs into the slots. Once that was done, the bar was placed, with a little hammering and adjusting, into the channel and the final screw with the plastic piece was screwed in, making sure the plastic piece was securely on the bar to keep it in place. We lowered the leg and waaa-laaa. Just right!
And here it is in the photo below, all finished.
Doesn't it look great?
This morning I got out the putty and patched the holes and cleaned up the wall area, and it looks original. I wish I had done this a couple of years ago.
I cannot tell you how much more comfortable I am. I can easily slide in and out, and can rest my arms on the table now. I could hardly type before - my laptop keyboard was so high - but now it's perfect.
Tune in next time and I'll show you photos of why I needed to lower the table.
One final photo of Katie enjoying the flower-covered field next to The Palms yesterday:
From me and Katie, have a great Thursday evening, everyone! :)