I currently do projects for other college students and organizations in order to make some easy spending money.
I am building a folding 2ft by 8ft table. The overall plans of the table is that I made two frames (both 2ft by 4ft) out of 2x3s topped with 1/2" maple plywood (also 2ft by 4ft.) I then replaced that plywood with a thicker 3/4" maple plywood. Both halves are connected by a 24" long continuous hinge from the underneath (where the 2x3s are.)
I attempted to put folding banquet legs but then kept running into the issue that the table would not stay flat and would cave down in the middle. I assumed at first that it was the position of the table legs and placed them closer to the center of the table. However, I ran into the same issue.
What advice can you give me in order to keep the table up in a locked and sturdy position? I would not mind even using 2x4s as the legs if I had too. Any information is gratefully taken. Thank you