Plywood folding tables are an essential part of any party rental business or event venue. They are versatile, dependable, and can be easily transported from one location to another.
However, if they are not stored properly, they may become warped or damaged over time. This blog post will provide tips on how rental operators and venue owners can properly store plywood folding tables in order to preserve them and keep them in optimal condition.
Keep Tables in a Dry and Well-Ventilated Area
One of the most important things to consider when storing plywood folding tables is the environment where they will be stored. Moisture can cause warping in plywood, so it’s best to store your tables in a dry area that is well-ventilated.
Plywood folding tables should be stored in a well-regulated environment, as extreme fluctuations in temperature can cause the material to expand and contract, eventually leading to warping.
While plywood is quite durable, it's best to avoid placing it in an area that experiences drastic changes in temperature such as storage sheds, as these areas can be prone to high humidity or temperature swings.
Store Tables in a Flat Position
When storing your plywood folding tables, it is important to make sure that they are stored in a flat position. think of Neil Diamond singing, “warm touching warm.” Flip the table over so the table tops are stacked face to face.
This will eliminate any chance of moisture sneaking in between the airy spaces and warping your table tops and storing them upright or at an angle can cause warping due to uneven weight distribution.
To ensure that your tables remain flat, you can use straps or other fastening materials to keep them secure while also providing enough support for their weight. You may also want to consider using table stands or racks for added stability and support when storing multiple tables together.
Another trick is to stack folded tables on top of one another, top to top. This keeps the tabletops flat against each other, in pairs, so you can rest the runners of one table against those of another.
Avoid Stacking Heavy Items on Top of Tables
It’s important not to stack heavy items on top of plywood folding tables while they’re being stored as this can cause the wood to bend or warp over time due to excessive weight distribution.
If possible, try to find alternative storage solutions for heavier items such as shelves or cabinets instead of placing them directly on top of your tables. This will help ensure that your plywood folding tables stay flat and free from damage during storage periods.
Use Furniture Pads or Blankets To Protect Tables
Finally, if you want to keep them in great shape for a long time, you consider using furniture pads or blankets when storing your plywood folding tables as this will help protect them from scratches and dings caused by movement during transport and storage periods.
Choose furniture pads with anti-slip properties if you plan on stacking multiple pieces together as this will help prevent slipping and sliding while keeping the surfaces clean and protected from damage during transit and storage times alike. This is especially important if you’re using a truck to move tables to an event site for example.
Properly storing plywood folding tables is essential for ensuring their longevity and optimal performance over time.
By following these simple tips—keeping them in a dry area with good ventilation; storing them flat; avoiding stacking heavy objects on top; using furniture pads—business owners can ensure that their plywood folding tables remain free from warping, bending, scratching, dinging, etc., so that they last longer and perform better than ever before.