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Charles Coushaine, Punta Gorda, Florida
LazyBoy-Style Dinette With Double Laguns
2001 Ford F-350
2012 Chalet DS116RB
Although I had converted my dinette to Lazy-Boy style chairs several years ago, today I update the tables for each chair to the ever-popular Lagun type. Wow, what a difference!
To begin the table modification, I first removed the tables that I originally made and saved the beautiful bamboo tabletops. Then I added the new Lagun table mounts to the bottom sides.
I then cut, routed, sanded, stained, and polyurethaned two new wooden spacer pieces that were custom fit to the front edge of my dinette. These were then carefully glued and screwed to the dinette to form a very secure and strong base for the Lagun mounting plate. This is perhaps the most important step because if the mounting plate is not secure, the table will not be rigid.
The Lagun mounting plate was then secured to my wooden mounting spacer with large #14 wood screws ensuring that the vertical post was exactly vertical.
To finish the assembly, the horizontal Lagun part was added and then the bamboo table.
To see the entire build, watch my video:
These Lagun table mounts are spectacular! Unlike the TV mount that I used before that had multiple joints that required constant finicky tightness adjustments, these Lagun mounts have two pivot points with precise tightening. Once set up, the Lagun mounts keep the tables nice and flat with little to no movement. These are highly recommended!
It took me ten hours to complete this modification and cost me $375. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is medium.
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