I went over to my local Rockler store and zeroed in on their 6" tapered
Cheap, low-tech, easy to install, assemble and disassemble.
Thanks for all the replies to my original post. I know I'll be adding a
couple of interesting gadgets to the toybox because of them! :-)
My mom does craft shows.
I can tell you that 73 year little ladies (et.al.) do not want to fool with
heavy plywood. You can buy inexpensive folding aluminum tables for $20. I
doubt you can produce something cheaper or lighter. Plastic ones are
popping up now too, although more expensive but can handle as much weight as
However, pinned hinges, latches, etc. are common for breakdown tables and
It also depends on what the vendor is selling. In mom's case, it's baskets.
Trees are light and easy to transport.
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