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gawelsh
02-18-2007, 10:38 AM
We're thinking of a small coffee table for in front of our sofa - we'd like one with a lift-top, so we can use it with the laptop or for eating in front of the TV. First - does anyone have a coffee table in their Landmark and if so, is there adequate room for it or does it crowd the space too much ? Secondly - where can we find a small lift-top table ? I"ve been looking on-line and they all seem too big (most are 48" long. I was thinking that 36" or so would be a better fit.)

Would appreciate input on all of this - THANKS SO MUCH !

svd
02-18-2007, 10:46 AM
I saw these in a couple of units at the show in Michigan, they look interesting. I think if you look around on the Camping World site they have one. I don't recall the dimensions, but I think it cost $180-$200.

Cheryl
02-18-2007, 11:09 AM
I bought an Amish Cedar lHope Chest last summer to use as a coffee table - bonus, I can store pillws and blankers for the hide a bed in it. I don't rmember the dimensions and I can't get to the trailer right now, but there is still plenty of room. I store it under the desk while moving down the road. It comes close to touching the couch with the slides in but I have a few inches of clearance. We have the Golden Gate model.

jpmorgan37
02-18-2007, 04:14 PM
Hi George and Lindsey;

Here is one that would be handy for extra dining and for a coffee table. There should be room between the slides when they are closed for it. I know that you wanted something 36" but that might be a custom made job. Good luck on you hunt. http://www.furnitureontheweb.com/noframe/items/008599nf.html

John

Tom of Ypsi
02-18-2007, 05:50 PM
George and Lindsey,

We have the exact table in our Mt. Rushmore and really like it and it does not take up that much room. The only problem is for traveling the table wants to oen up. I ended up putting one of those ball type bunge cords on the underside of the table on the lift bracket to secure it for traveling. We picked up the table at Camping World on a close out for $175.

gawelsh
02-18-2007, 08:25 PM
THANKS, all !! THis is exactly what we needed to know.....we'll do some
shopping now.:)

svd
02-21-2007, 05:59 PM
I just received a catalog in the mail today that has two more lift top coffee tables. The site is www.sportsmansguide.com (http://www.sportsmansguide.com), item CX7X-111124 and item CX7X-114303.

gawelsh
02-21-2007, 06:51 PM
THANKS !! These look great, too....I'm leaning toward the smaller sizes among all these choices. What I don't know is how much space we really have - like everyone else, we can't get to our RV right now.

Deb
02-26-2007, 10:43 PM
We bought this table last year. It is expensive, ($300.00) but very well made and we feel well worth the money. http://www.amazingmagictable.com/ check it out. It meets our needs and more. Works well as extra dining space. And folds up to almost nothing. When we are home we take it into the house and use it as a coffee table in our bedroom. So it is being used all the time.

Deb

gawelsh
02-28-2007, 08:28 PM
OK - here's what I've ordered. It's the right size (I hope!) and it has all that storage ! http://www.brookstone.com/bs_assets/images/shop/product/520528B_s.jpg (http://www.brookstone.com/store/product.asp?product_code=520528&wid=12&cid=1206&sid=120605&search_type=subcategory&prodtemp=t2)

gawelsh
02-28-2007, 08:30 PM
Ooops - I thought I was including the link, not the photo ! It's from a Brookstone catalog. http://www.brookstone.com/store/thumbnail.asp?wid=12&cid=1206&sid=120605

Midastouch
02-28-2007, 08:36 PM
gawelsh ...

I really like the look of that table ... where did you order from?

I have been reading the posts on this subject because I have been in the market for a coffee table myself. I ordered the one from Camping world and when it got here, I opened the box, saw the top and new it was not the quality I thought it was. After sliding it out of the box completely, I slid it right back in the box and called them to come pick it up. They were great about that and the refund but I am still looking.

I'm wondering if the dark wood in the pic is the only finish yours comes in or would they have a maple finish?

Midastouch
02-28-2007, 08:37 PM
and here I am, posting again to thank you for the link ... I'll check it out! :D

gawelsh
03-01-2007, 07:17 PM
By now, you've seen the 3 finishes - I ordered the "Honey" finish, which in the photo appears close in color to the cabinetry in the Landmark. It has to be "assembled" which means George will have something to keep him off the streets for a day:D I'll post our 'review' as soon as it's here and assembled !!

Tom of Ypsi
03-01-2007, 10:27 PM
Belva and Richard,

Welcome to this forum. If you think you might be on the road before this years rally May 31 to June 3 you should think about coming to the rally. Better hurry though as it looks like it is filling up fast and what better place to go for a shakedown cruise.

jimtoo
03-02-2007, 01:21 AM
In case someone wants to look at the Sportsman Guide site for the table.

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=290951

jpmorgan37
03-02-2007, 07:49 AM
Jim:
I believe that this is the website you were referring to: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=290951 If not, please correct me. Or maybe it was this one: http://www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?a=318841.

John

gawelsh
03-02-2007, 07:59 AM
The Sportmans Guide does have a lift top coffee table, but not the 'storage chest' model from the Brookstone catalog - at least not that I can find ! THanks , though, for the help. The other good thing about the Brookstone table is its size - it's 38" long, which is the smallest I've found in my days of searching. I'm trying to keep my living room space as open as possible , while still getting a functional table. I hope this one does the trick - I'll provide details once it gets here and George puts it together.

jimtoo
03-02-2007, 10:23 AM
You are so right John, thanks for correcting the address. That's what happens when you don't double check things.
Jim

bsnider
03-02-2007, 01:34 PM
I saw these in a couple of units at the show in Michigan, they look interesting. I think if you look around on the Camping World site they have one. I don't recall the dimensions, but I think it cost $180-$200.

We just ordered one from Camping World - $261.95 including Texas sales tax. Size is 36L x 20W x 18H Part number is 31683. I looked on line at the other choices and found that this was the only one that
was advertised as solid wood top. The one from Brookshire looked very good, and expensive, but I think it's weight might make it harder to move around.

bsnider
03-06-2007, 08:40 PM
Well I have ordered the table and now I need to go shopping for a different couch. The couch we have is too short from front to back - too hard for me to slouch (I am 6' 2"). I understand that they had to keep it short so it would not hit the slideout when it was placed at the rear. I plan on keeping mine where its at and I don't need the bed function. I noticed that standard love seats are about 5 ft long, and standard couch is 7 ft long with our RV couch at 6 ft long, in the middle.

Does anybody know where I can get a simple, very comfortable couch, 6 ft long and standard from front to back. No hide-a-bed or extra stuff, just very comfortable. :confused:

phranc
03-07-2007, 08:09 PM
If your couch is in the dinette slide , maybe a loveseat would give you a little more dining table room... ??

jpmorgan37
03-07-2007, 08:56 PM
Bob;
We bought a double recliner loveseat and put it in our doorside slide. It is super comfortable and we were able to move the dining table back some to give us more room. Sue also has her favorite dropleaf table next to the love seat. No hide-a-bed, but our coach only sleeps two, feeds four and entertains eight. At least, that's what we tell the kids.
John

phranc
03-08-2007, 06:37 PM
Nice looking setup there ,JP

gawelsh
03-11-2007, 08:29 AM
To MidasTouch, who questioned the finish on the Brookstone table pictured previously on this thread : we got the table and have it almost assembled. I got the Honey Oak finish. It is NOT an oak grain wood, thank goodness, because that wouldn't have worked with my maple cabinets. It almost looks like a maple grain and the color is PERFECT for the Landmark. I could not be more pleased.

Having said that, let me tell you it is a BEAR to assemble...George is very good at that stuff, so weren't expecting any problems - HA ! THey only provide a diagram (no descriptive text)that is poorly reproduced , so you can't tell one screw or piece of hardware from another. We managed to split the wood at each end because of this - it will be repairable with wood glue, but we were NOT happy yesterday. It was one of those "tests of our marriage" events.:o Anway, we're down to the home stretch for assembly and it will be a perfect addition to the RV. But you really have to be good at assembling these types of things to tackle it. We did send feedback to Brookstone, which is a very reputable company, so maybe they'll get the manufacturer to make some improvements in the
instructions.