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Table Tennis Table Assembly
How to take a table into the basement or into a building.
Take the parts out of the box as soon as it is inside the building and take the parts down into the further into the building.
By taking the parts out of the box you are reducing the weight of the heaviest part that must be carried to only 68 to 85 lbs instead of the 180 lbs to 350 lbs of a box with all the contents of a complete table.
Many tables have the leg assemblies attached at the factory. These leg assemblies will allow you to get a good grip and to hold securely onto the table to carry. This should always be done by two strong adults.
How to avoid damage during assembly
Before carrying the table parts into the building Put a blanket over
each table half in such a way as to prevent scratching of the table
halves. If you do scratch a table top you can get touch up paint from
Lean up a side to avoid a fall
Two people should always handle each table half.
Use the Robbins Instruction Sheets when available instead of what you get in the box
Always mark "box damaged, contents to be inspected" if
there is any box damaged.
The table manufacturers package the tables at the end of the assembly
line. They know that damage at the factory is extremely rare and even
when it happens the factory damage would rarely get through final
inspection. As a result the factories are inclined to provide touch
up paint which will match the color of the top.
In the distribution process the tables are not taken out of the box. The tops are protected by being shipped with the playing surface facing on another.
Table Top Warping
A warp of a new table tennis table top is often a temporary condition.
This can often be corrected by storing the table in a straight up
or flat position as suggested in section about restoring the table
tops to the flat position.