metal table question

I have a round metal table with a mesh table top that is divided into four sections. Underneath the mesh are four bars from the center of the table connecting to the outside circumference of the table.
A couple of the sections of the mesh table top have an annoying 'bounce' in that you can press down slightly on the mesh and it will have a slight spring back to it. Can be somewhat messy if food is bounced out of a bowl.
Is there is way to prevent this 'bounce' from occurring?
I suppose I could get a welder to weld some bars in the center of the sections, but that might cost more than the table cost (Wal-Mart). I've noticed that some metal tables have am extra bar in the sections to prevent this spring back from happening.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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Just curious, what is the circumference of this table?
Is the mesh attached to the bars? If not, you could epoxy them down to the bars to remove the spring. After applying the epoxy, spread some wax paper on the table and put some weight on it. The wax paper will prevent the epoxy from sticking to the weight.
If the spring is in the "free-space" area between the bars, I'd say you are pretty much out of luck without some major modifications to the table which might not be cost effective.
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I'm afraid you're right. It is the 'free space' area.
Not sure about circumference, but it is about a 4 foot diameter table top, if that's what you mean.
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Just curious, what is the circumference of this table?
Is the mesh attached to the bars? If not, you could epoxy them down to the bars to remove the spring. After applying the epoxy, spread some wax paper on the table and put some weight on it. The wax paper will prevent the epoxy from sticking to the weight.
If the spring is in the "free-space" area between the bars, I'd say you are pretty much out of luck without some major modifications to the table which might not be cost effective.
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I'm not sure how this would impact the folks sitting at the table, but maybe you could use some fishing line from the "high spots" down to the frame to keep downward pressure on the mesh. The line would be just about invisible, but I don't know if you could position it so human legs wouldn't hit it.
Another option would be to get a 4' piece of plexiglass or acrylic and make a "solid" top.
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Is the mesh attached to the bars? If not, you could epoxy them down to the bars to remove the spring. After applying the epoxy, spread some wax paper on the table and put some weight on it. The wax paper will prevent the epoxy from sticking to the weight.
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My ideas is similar, but I'd try polyurethane construction adhesive in a caulking gun cartridge. Either should work.
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