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Title: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: (Brian) Frost on April 21, 2010, 09:51:00 PM
Some of my smaller gigs have no speakers in cases and since all the speakers are powered there are no amp racks, so Im looking for a small portable FOH table.  3ft by 2ft?  projecto stand is too small.

Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Jordan Wolf on April 21, 2010, 10:13:11 PM
Home Depot sells these tables.

***Full Disclosure: I work for Home Depot***

That being said (and before I ever considered working there), my parents bought a couple of these tables.  They've had them for a few years now and they've been very stable and durable.  We've mainly used the tables for outdoor cookouts and for holding heavy catering-style trays, etc.

The only thing you might also want to look into is a toolcase/table combo, such as this offering from Audiopile.  You could store your mics, cables, etc. in there and just roll it in to the venue.
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Rob Spence on April 21, 2010, 11:47:43 PM
I have a couple of those tables too but I bought em at my local warehouse store. They work fine though the are white and slippery.

I have a piece of toolbox drawer liner I keep in each mixer case to put down before the mixer so it doesn't slide around.

I also skirt the table after wiring it up.

edit:
Oh, the ones I bought have adjustments that let the table be at three different heights. Handy!
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: (Brian) Frost on April 22, 2010, 12:48:37 AM
Ive been looking at the audiopile box tho its weight turns me off.  This is for the smallest rig and Im trying to keep it light and easy for one guy.  I thought about removing 2 drawers and putting a pair of k12 in the bottom but I didnt get an answer if that will fit.  Thanks for the options, keep em coming.

Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Tony Ly on April 22, 2010, 01:05:09 AM
I got some of the 2x4s from from Sams Club for 30 each. They are the Lifetime brand and they have no problem with a 80 lb speaker sitting on them. The newer ones have adjustable height.
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Brian "beeherd" Jones on April 22, 2010, 06:26:45 PM
couple of ideas...

I have a VIKA brand worktable which is very sturdy but has slanted legs and is only 18" deep.

This one however is a DJ table that meets your criteria I think with the exception of being 3 inches shy of your 24" spec.

http://www.amazon.com/Marathon-MA-TABLE-Flight-Ready-Case/dp /B0015AP8EW/ref=pd_cp_MI_3
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Gerry Seymour on April 22, 2010, 06:44:51 PM
An eBay search for "DJ table" yields a number of folding tables, many adjustable for height (a hot button for me). Some even look worth owning.
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Tim A Perry on April 22, 2010, 06:49:03 PM
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looking for just the right kind of table
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Stephen Payne on April 24, 2010, 08:28:16 PM
Jordan Wolf wrote on Wed, 21 April 2010 22:13

Home Depot sells these tables.

***Full Disclosure: I work for Home Depot***

That being said (and before I ever considered working there), my parents bought a couple of these tables.  They've had them for a few years now and they've been very stable and durable.  We've mainly used the tables for outdoor cookouts and for holding heavy catering-style trays, etc.

The only thing you might also want to look into is a toolcase/table combo, such as this offering from Audiopile.  You could store your mics, cables, etc. in there and just roll it in to the venue.


I just started to work for the Big Orange Box part time myself. Another item of interest we recently got in is a 10 pack of small Brinkman 6LED flashlights for 10 bucks inc. batteries. They're pretty nice and very bright.
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Rainer Halonen on April 24, 2010, 09:27:32 PM
I made a couple of simple tables for myself a while ago.

I just had a couple of 2'x 4' pieces of plywood laying around - painted them flat black, and put a set of folding metal legs from Home Depot on them.

They do the job just fine.
Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: John Livings on April 24, 2010, 10:43:19 PM
I bought 2 of the type mentioned by Jordan Wolf, I can't remember if it was Home Depot or Costco, They work great. (over 5 years of weekly use)

I have used them many things from a place to set mics, speakers,  boards etc.

Even though my road cases have "Table Lids" on them, Sometimes I need to angle
the cases and cant use the case lids.

A big plus for me is the tables are only 2 inches thick folded and will slide in a very small space.

As Rob mentioned, The tops are slippery, I use the drawer liner under almost everything. The drawer liner is sold in rolls from Home Depot (very similar to
what Snap-On sells only 90% cheaper).

Regards, John

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Title: Re: Good Portable FOH table
Post by: Brandon Blakeney on April 24, 2010, 10:59:46 PM
We use either a 6ft or 8ft plastic folding table like they sell at sams or lowes. If the table is longer than your mixer, then that leaves you room for  a lighting console or just a place to eat the meal you were hopefully provided  Laughing