So I have called all the area restaurant suppliers and am awaiting a few quotes. I need a 9ft table but want it 36inches wide and they only come 30inches wide.
I have looked up craigslist, ebay, metal shop, ect.
So far I got one other shop that is gonna get me a quote.
SO my question is what else can I search to find a possible supplier. Since its a custom item I know they are calling someone to get the price but I would like to call that person to get a lower price!
By the way I'm in the Dallas/Fort Worth area if that is of help or you happen to be in the same area.
Thanks in advance.
Try medical and veterinary supply.
Ya those are ridiculous because they are online but thank you.
Partly because they charge shipping per inch. I also don't need the legs
I got one lower quote just now for $400 which is more my price range vs $789 from the restaurant supply store. Just was wondering if anyone knew of any other Machine type shops who could do something like this so I could google those? Like maybe its not their specific thing they do but they could. The above quote came from a steel vendor who happened to not come up when I googled.
I want local because that will be cheaper just don't know what other shops to call or businesses.
Ok medical and vet were great ideas...sadly I think they probably cost more..lol since they won't even give you a price online!
The medical ones were too small but the vet ones looked bigger. But now I can google vet auctions and maybe find one that way too. So Shanter thank you again!
Have you searched for "dallas stainless steel fabrication"?
Try steel, stainless steel, metal fabricators, etc to have one made.
Fabricators haven't tried that one..Thank you!!!
SWEET I found like 12 more vendors to call !!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!
I hope it leads to a custom table for you.
I wish you were closer, I would have my husband make one for you! He made all my custom counters and they cost us about $20-$30 each ;-) He works in a metal fab shop and gets things for cost. He just has to make them while he is on break, unless they are really slow, then he gets paid to make them :-D
Oh and Anna I would totally take him up on that! It looks like I'm gonna take the $400 quote. I already bought wooden vintage legs at a flea market for $35 and the rest of the wood I'll get from the hardware store. Its not a cheep table but its custom and I can finally have a large enough table for my husbands 20 family members too!
lol...that was really my excuse his big family wink wink
$400 isn't too bad, it is custom, and is going to be really nice! You'll have to post pictures to this thread when you get it ;-)
I will they said it would take about a week so I'm gonna pay for it on Monday. So until then, I'm sitting at the little peoples table and irritated that my knees don't fit under.
Ok so its not finished I still have to put the skirting around the legs and paint it. We are gonna put two drawers on the one side that is long so we did basic things first so I could stop sitting at the sons little table. I have to find stools now. I'm so happy with it though. Got the legs at canton(flea market) for $35. SO for all those in the market for a stainless table. Call your local metal fabricators. Call them all some will do it some won't but in the end I saved $1100 if I had bought it online and $400 if I happened to win one auctioned off. Those were just the metal tables no wood I don't even want to know how much it would have cost me if I had this custom made. If I ordered just the top from the resturant supply stores it would have cost me $300 more. So thanks so much for the help!
Glad it is working out so well.
Thanks Anna. I seriously will die with this table..I love it that much. Not only because of style but because its SO EASY TO CLEAN! No more cleaning like a slave at my old wood table.
The table looks very handy and time saving. ingenious.
AI want one.
AWow what a great table! Never thought of such a thing!
I agree with all the above...great idea...great table....I want on too....