During the year I often sell handmade items at outlets such as Christmas Bazaars (in the winter) and Tuesday markets (in the summer). The booth space for these events is generally around 6 feet in length, and for years I either had to borrow a 6 foot long table from our church or pay a hefty rental fee to the organization sponsoring the event.
Since we don’t own a truck or station wagon, I could only borrow a table from church if I could find someone to help me transport my goods. Paying the $30 to rent a table was not an attractive option either.
Walmart has the perfect solution with their Mainstays 6-Foot Long Center-Fold Table. The measurements are approximately 72″ long by 29 1/4″ wide and 29 1/4″ high. It is made of a thick molded plastic and seems quite durable.
Just like the more expensive tables at my church, this Mainstays 6-Foot Long Center-Fold Table has tubular frame and steel legs that lock in place with a sliding lever. There are built in holders that secure the legs when they are folded up for storage, and the table folds right in the center so it only takes up 3 feet in a closet (not much more than a card table!). There is a lock that is used to keep the table secured and in the open position, and another lock on the end that secures the table when it is folded. Mainstays thought of everything when the designed this table, they even have a flexible carrying strap!
Each of the four legs have plastic caps to protect your floors from scratches or other damage, but the table isn’t very heavy so I don’t feel like it would do much damage on a wood gym floor (which is where most bazaars are held).
I would prefer not to have a “seam” in the center of the table, but this is easily camouflaged by using an attractive table cloth to decorate the surface. A nice looking booth space generally translates into higher sales anyway!
Even if you don’t do craft fairs or other such events, this Mainstays 6-Foot Long Center-Fold Table could come in very handy around the home. If you have ever had a crowd over for dinner and needed more seating, this table is perfect. It will seat 8-10 people, and can be set up in mere seconds. It has come in handy during an outdoor barbecue, as we put this near our grill and ask folks to place their food onto the table, then we all eat buffet style.
Having a child’s birthday party but not enough table space to feed all of the kids? Again, the Mainstays 6-Foot Long Center-Fold Table would work like a charm. Need an extra table for your craft room? This would be perfect. The uses for this table are endless. And it’s very portable and lightweight, so storing and transporting the table are not a concern of mine.
The Mainstays 6-Foot Long Center-Fold Table was on sale for under $40.00, so using it just once instead of renting a table means it has almost paid for itself. The appeal for me is the fact that it folds in half, is a full six feet long, and is easy to transport. Mainstays 6-Foot Long Center-Fold Table is a great product.