Kitchen booth warping and unstable


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Old 03-07-17, 07:58 PM
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Kitchen booth warping and unstable

I have had this kitchen booth for some time. It is developing a couple problems:

- it is warping downward in the middle
- it is very wobbly but the screws are tight.

How can I fix these problems. I am providing some photos that may help. thanks.

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Old 03-07-17, 08:02 PM
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It is likely built out of a particle board "sandwich", and unfortunately, particle board likes to sag. Your best bet is to replace the top with a new one.
 
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Old 03-08-17, 04:44 AM
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The only "fix" I can imagine would involve putting a pair of angle irons underneath each side (near the edges of the table legs), screwing it to the angle irons every few inches. But I doubt that you can correct in one day what has taken years to sag.
 
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Old 03-08-17, 07:04 AM
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Nice booth. I have a similar restaurant style booth with a single pedestal table and it's solid.
I'm thinking some welds have broke that hold the legs to the upper mounting flanges. The flanges could also be pressed on and the joint is loose.
If the flanges aren't loose, then I would remove and reinstall the top with new underlayment.
 
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Old 03-08-17, 03:23 PM
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sounds hard

don't want to replace the top because it is made of sea shells and hard to find. The fix sounds maybe over my head. What type of professional would I contact to fix this?
 
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Old 03-08-17, 04:12 PM
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Any handyman or carpenter.

I would think you could go to home depot or a hardware store and pick up a couple 4' long pieces of slotted angle iron, (Google it) unbolt your top, slip the angle iron in there, rebolt it, and maybe add some 1" long lag bolts to the slotted angle iron as needed.

It would cost about $10, seems like a pretty easy diy job to me.
 
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Old 03-08-17, 05:21 PM
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I would add that a counter top company might be in order. Sagging aside, the table should not be wobbling.
The counter installers are familiar with steel bracing and how to support stone or man-made material. I would contact a stone installation company directly, they work on heavy and fragile material all the time.
 
 

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