Folding tables utilize broad legs to make them easier to store when not being used. Older kinds of folding tables utilize laminated particleboard as the table surface while newer models may include a plastic shirt. Generally, both kinds of tables incorporate the same type of leg assembly. Tightening the loose components of the table goes its life and lowers the chance of an crash.
Inspect the bottom of the table and determine which part or parts have gotten loose. Assess the mounting mounts that attach the leg assemblies into the table underside, and the folding arms that attach to the legs and table underside.
Tighten the screws securing any mounting brackets to the table underside using a slotted or Phillips screwdriver. Some kinds of tables may use bolts to hold the leg assembly to the table underside. Use an adjustable wrench or pliers to tighten the bolts for these types of tables.
Replace stripped screws or bolts with new ones. If the screw threaded or hole boltholes are eliminated, apply a thread flux in the hole and add a new screw or bolt. Thread sealants act as binding agents, basically gluing the screw or bolt in place. A vast array of thread sealants can be found. Pick a kind that hardens after a fixed amount of time.
Tighten some screws, bolts or nuts associated with the individual leg assemblies. Most frequent kinds of folding tables incorporate two pairs of legs, one on each side, that work in unison with one another. When the fasteners securing each pair of legs jointly become loose, it can lead to an unstable table surface.