Once a month I have to deal with three folders, lots of receipts, punches, staplers and my Mac to put together the folder for my accountant. And anyone who has seen my desk will know that there is no longer room for two or three folders - the chaos simply takes up too much space. So for the last few months I've been working with a large box from a pizza oven, which I've placed vertically next to my desk to expand my space a bit. Still, the whole thing was more Jenga than accounting.
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My purchase: Aluminum folding table from KingCamp
To make things a little more comfortable, I wanted to afford a table that has room for the folders so that when I need to print a receipt on the Mac on the side, I don't have to juggle folders on my lap. Since I actually only need the table once a month, I wanted a folding table that could be stored somewhere in the meantime.
After a long search on Amazon, I finally ended up with an aluminum table from KingCamp, which is made of aluminum and even has a foldable tabletop. All the parts fit into a handy carry bag that is included, so you can store it in the attic without getting the table dirty.
- Large and comfortable: the table top (107 × 70 cm) is large enough for 4-6 people. 70 cm high and...
- Easy to set up and take down: With the split design, the tabletop can be rolled up and the steel frame...
- Stable and Durable: The triangular steel construction makes the table very stable. The table top is made of...
Of course, a folding table also has technical data that I would like to mention here:
- Brand: KingCamp
- Roll up folding table
- Material: aluminum and steel
- Dimensions table top: 107 x 70 cm
- Height: 70 cm
- Pack size: 108 x 23 x 11 cm
- Load limit: 80 kg
- for 4-6 people
- Weight: 6,5 kg
- Price: approx. 100 EUR at Amazon
The table is also said to be suitable for 6 people, but to be honest, that only applies if you limit the meeting to drinks. If you uncover plates and glasses and put other things on the table, you're already doing well with 2 to 4 people.
I would describe the processing quality as “good”. The bag is better than expected, most of the time you get bags that have the first failures after three uses. The KingCamp transport bag is quite solidly made and the zipper also makes a stable impression.
The dimensions are chosen so well that you can put the table in your pocket without fumbling.
Also useful for camping
I haven't tried the table camping yet, but because it only weighs about 7 kilograms and is very quick to set up and take down, it should be good for that too. Thanks to the tabletop, which consists of individual metal boards that are held in shape with a rubber band, it can also be folded up very small and takes up hardly any space in the motorhome in the car or mobile home.
The whole construction is made of steel and aluminum alloy and should - as far as I can see - also be relatively weatherproof. A rain shower will certainly not bother the table.
Very easy assembly and disassembly
The kit also comes with a little assembly guide, but I didn't even have to read it. In principle, the table consists of two elements: the base (made of steel) and the table top (made of aluminium).
The base is made in such a way that it can be folded out in two places and two legs can be set up. These are provided with a lock so that the table cannot fold up by itself.
When the base is standing, you put the slats on it, which then form the table top. This is also attached to the table frame with a small lock at four points. Once this is done, the table is ready for use. It took me about two minutes to set it up the first time, but once you figure out how it's done you should be able to do it in under a minute.
Dismantling the table is just as easy. The only thing to note here is that with the table legs you have two legs that are attached to the outside and two others that are attached to the inside. When assembling, you first have to fold in the inner ones that are fastened a little and then tighten the other two.
I've tried to mark this on the photos, but once you hold the table in your hands you'll quickly see why I'm pointing this out. If you don't do it, your legs will get stuck and you won't be able to fold the frame completely.
I gave KingCamp’s table a spot on our list for a reason”Pick of the week” granted. It is stable, quick to set up and easy to transport. With us it will certainly not only be taken out for my monthly bookkeeping, but also serve as an extension for our garden table in summer.
Locking mechanisms for the frame and tabletop mean that accidental folding or pinching your fingers is virtually impossible. In my opinion, the table is definitely worth the money.
If you are also looking for a folding table, take a look at the KingCamp table. And if you have any questions about the table, please leave a comment. I try to answer them.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.
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