AmazonBasics Classic TV Trays & Storage Rack, Set Of 4
Last updated date: October 8, 2020
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Convenience, style, and function come together in the AmazonBasics Classic TV Dinner/Snack Table Set. This set of four folding trays with a matching storage stand offers a handy solution for families with kids, or simply for anyone who likes to occasionally enjoy a snack in front of the television. Made of sturdy wood and offered in a variety of attractive finishes, the trays and storage rack can be tucked into the corner of any room to be accessed as needed. Indulge in your favorite food, drinks, and activities from the comfort of the couch with this classic TV tray set.
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An Overview On TV Trays
The TV tray no longer belongs exclusively in a 1950s-era dinner setup. And while they are still great for enjoying supper in your living room in front of the television or streaming device, modern TV trays are pieces of furniture that are capable of many purposes. The foldable, one-person table can be used as a portable workstation or desk, nightstand, side table, storage surface, and even a mini bar. While the design of today’s tables is similar to their retro counterparts, the latest ones also boast features like cup and table holders, adjustable heights and angles, and storage stands.
TV trays are still often made with synthetic plastic or real or composite wood but are less likely to have the metal tray top that is common in vintage editions. The legs are also more widely available in a L shape, instead of the classic cross shape, allowing the user to stretch out their legs.
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In 1954, Omaha, Nebraska-based C.A. Swanson & Sons changed the way Americans cook and eat forever by introducing the frozen TV dinner. The portable meals made it possible for households to eat in front of the television set; and by 1960, more than 90 percent of Americans had one in their homes. As a result, inexpensive folding tray tables, which were made for eating on your couch, exploded in popularity. They were often made from metal, fiberglass, wood, or plastic and have been decorated with many different patterns over the years, from TV characters to nature scenes.
The TV Tray Buying Guide
- Check the weight capacity of the TV tray, which varies with each product, before purchasing. If you’re planning on putting heavier things on it, look for one with a high capacity (for example, 40 pounds instead of 20).
- TV trays with adjustable height features are great for both kids and adults.
- TV trays aren’t just convenient for household use; they’re also great for camping, tailgates, parties and more.
- Cross-legged TV trays can often offer greater stability because the weight of of the tabletop is distributed more evenly across the legs.
- TV trays are not designed to sit or stand on; use them as a tabletop surface only.
- Some products require assembly, so plan accordingly.