Trillium Table Leaf Mod - Fiberglass RV



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Old 06-24-2019, 11:58 PM   #1
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Trillium Table Leaf Mod

Hi all!

So I used some ideas here (including the leaf concept for a shorty table) and did a lot of head scratching in the aisles at Joes Hardware. Ended up with something I quite like that also works well!

A-1 grade 3/4” birch ply ($83/4x8 sheet) clear lacquered. 22” 100lb load drawer slides (but used horizontally, load dramatically decreases; not important to me for light table usage). Copper hanger tape. Buncha Little screws. Latches, model 4001 220lb load. Rubber foot .

Bed strength is solid. Latches firm it all up but might add another pair to stabilize end piece to leaf. Shorty table is rock solid, as it locks into latches when leaf is out.






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Old 06-25-2019, 10:12 AM   #2
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More pics.

And Scott H was the member whose post in 2009 gave me the leaf idea, although I wanted to keep the swing bar function so I cut the middle segment out, leafing (pun!) the small base piece that's against the wall.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:00 AM   #3
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Hi Nice work ! Is the center leaf narrow enough to store it under one of the cushions at either bench when not in use ? I'm curious about the "bar" on the back wall above the short leaf . Is it a factory piece ? I've been thinking about doing something to gain more floor space in my Trillium too. Duane

p.s. I'm tired of retrieving items that slide way under the table on the floor.
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:11 PM   #4
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Hi Nice work ! Is the center leaf narrow enough to store it under one of the cushions at either bench when not in use ? I'm curious about the "bar" on the back wall above the short leaf . Is it a factory piece ? I've been thinking about doing something to gain more floor space in my Trillium too. Duane

p.s. I'm tired of retrieving items that slide way under the table on the floor.
The leaf is smaller than the width of the seat cushions, so you can either store under, or behind the backrest pads; width comes right of to bottom edge of window. Future plan is to make an attachment on the outside. The leg has a square cut dowell goin all the way up the pipe, so length can be adjusted on the fly.

The bar is factory, it’s the swing point for table to bed conversion. I’ve seen the hardware kit sold via trillium still! That bottom bracket is half open, so the bar pops out and stays with the table.

I almost put in a post style, but wanted to preserve the floor space too!
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