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New Banquet Chair Dolly Now in Stock

For over a year we’ve had a two wheel hand truck for stacking chairs and banquet chairs in stock. This was a good solution for many organizations as it allowed them to pick the kind of wheel they bought – customizing the cart based on whether they were planning to use the cart on grass, on pavement or both.

It isn’t a traditional banquet chair dolly and there are some that prefer the banquet chair dollies with protective carpet to help protect the banquet chair frames.

I’m pleased to announce we now have banquet chair dollies in our Mississauga warehouse with protective carpeting.

Banquet Chair Dolly

The stacking chair cart measures 49.25" H x 28.25" W x 25.5" D and allows for the easy and efficient transport of banquet chairs and other stacking chairs. It features a plush carpeted back and cart bottom to protect the banquet chair frames. It has an assembled weight of 20.2 lbs, allows stacks of up to 8 chairs to go through a standard door and has sturdy wheels for easy maneuvering.

If you’re interested in a quote for our new banquet chair dolly including shipping:

How to Store Rectangle Folding Tables

If you are a party rental company, a banquet hall or a hotel, chances are you have a large number of rectangle folding tables in your inventory. With the need for ample storage space in order to fit all the folding tables, one of the questions we often get asked is: “How to Store Rectangle Folding Tables”

There are four different ways to store rectangle folding tables, with some dependent on storage space and how the folding banquet tables will be used. Check them out below:

Stored on Folding Table Racking

This type of rectangle folding table storage is great when you have a warehouse, and want to minimize the amount of space your folding tables take up. Folding table racking can be stacked up to 3 racks high on top of one another, removed via a forklift and then wheeled (via swivel wheels) or transported via forklift onto your delivery truck. They hold 10 – 22 rectangular folding tables with a weight capacity of 2000lbs.

Folding Table Racking

Stored on Skids

If folding table racking isn’t for you, you can choose to buy skids and stack the rectangle folding tables on top of one another. We do this with our wood folding tables as they are manufactured and shipped to us without boxes. Generally, 4ft x 30” wood folding tables we would stack no more than 20 tables high (we don’t stack any tables in our warehouse more than 20 tables high to avoid any damage), 6ft x 30” rectangle folding tables we would stack 18-20 tables high and 8ft x 30” rectangle folding tables we would stack 16 - 20 tables high. We stack them wrapped in twos with tops touching tops and with table rails touching table rails. The tables can then be moved onto a truck (if need be) with a pallet truck or forklift.

Tables on Skids

Stored on the Folding Table Edge

If you don’t plan to transport the tables very often, or don’t mind the extra labour involved, you can also store rectangle folding tables on their sides (or edges as they are more often known). This type of storage ensures that the table doesn’t have any extra weight on it which prevents damage. It can be a bit more of a hassle as your employees would need to ensure they’re properly skidded for transport to events but this option doesn’t take up as much square footage as some of the other options.

Stored in a Rectangle Folding Table Cart

Rectangle Folding Table Cart also known as a Rectangle Table Dolly holds (you guessed it) rectangle folding tables on a maneuverable wheeled cart. With four locking swivel wheels, these carts generally can hold 6ft and 8ft rectangle folding tables. The capacity of these carts vary in the size of the table but the general rule is 12-18 folding tables per cart.

Since each method is a matter of personal preference we don’t tend to state whether we feel one option is better than the other. There are party rental companies who swear by folding table racks and those that swear by rectangle table carts. It goes back to the wood vs. plastic folding table debate. We hope this post helped showcase the different options you have available to store your round folding tables so you can preserve your investment for years to come.

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What to Use to Secure Wood Folding Chairs to Folding Chair Carts

Wood Folding Chairs

Those familiar with resin folding chairs understand that similar to plastic folding chairs, resin folding chairs lock into the chair below them when stacked. This means that the stack of chairs is secure from shifting and falling over onto the ground or even worse on top of an employee or customer. But wood folding chairs don’t have this locking mechanism because they’re not made by resin molds and machines. So, while some rental companies favour their ability to be refinished, they need a way to secure wood folding chairs to folding chair carts when transporting their chairs to the customer.

Our folding chair cart with airless wheels can fit 29 wood folding chairs stacked on it through a standard height door. Our standard folding chair cart can fit 32 wood folding chairs stacked on it through a standard height door. From our customer intelligence, most party rentals that we’ve talked to use ratcheting tie downs or bungee cords.

In order to properly secure 29 wood folding chairs on a folding chair cart with airless wheels you will need a tie down of at least 16 3/8ft. In order to properly secure 32 wood folding chairs on a standard folding chair cart, you will need a tie down of at least 16 1/4ft as well.

Below is a product that can be purchased to properly secure your wood folding chairs to chair carts. I would recommend purchasing 2 per cart.

Nite Ize Tie Down Strap Camjam 18 Feet

Nite Ize Tie Down Strap Camjam

Available from Home Depot here.

Available from Amazon here.

Available from Cabelas here.

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How much does a banquet chair dolly cost?

Banquet chair dollies are the perfect way to transport banquet chairs between the storage room and your event venue’s different rooms. Perhaps you already own multiple or just one banquet chair dolly, or perhaps you don’t own any – regardless of whether you own one or not – the number one question you’re bound to ask yourself when looking for a dolly is “how much does a banquet chair dolly cost?” Below will detail the approximate cost to budget when looking to purchase a banquet chair dolly in Canada.

Banquet chair carts range in price from $49.95 - $130.95 CDN. The range in price is due to three different style variations and different materials in use.

Stacking Chair Cart Global Industrial

Picture Source: Global Industrial

Stack chair carts which are rolling carts without handles should be available within the lowest range of the pricing. They fit up to 15 chairs on them but can sometimes be hard to maneuver given the lack of handle.

 

Banquet Chair Dolly PS Furniture

Picture Source: PS Furniture

This style of banquet chair dolly can be tipped back and should be available at the higher end of the price range. They fit up to 10 chairs at one time on the dolly.

 

Banquet Chair Dolly

This third type of banquet chair cart/dolly is towards the high end of the pricing range with options to have two different kinds of wheels included: regular wheels (pneumatic) and wheels with no air that make it easier to transport the chair cart across grass. It fits 7 chairs per dolly.

 

Hopefully this article helps you figure out the approximate price you should budget for each banquet chair cart you’d like to purchase.

If you’re interested in a quote including shipping to your location:

 

How to Assemble a Portable Folding Coat Rack

Portable Folding Coat Racks are perfect for party and event rental companies as they’re foldable and easy to store and transport to customers. While not a lot of assembly is required, there is still a few pieces to put together in order to begin using the Folding Coat Rack. Here’s how to assemble a Portable Garment Rack:

What you should receive:

  • (1x) Folding Coat Rack Base
  • (1x) Folding Coat Rack Top Closet Rod

No Tools Required. Recommend having two people to set it up

Approximate Assembly time: ~ 2 minutes

1. Check to make sure all parts are accounted for. Below is what the portable folding coat rack will look like immediately after taking it out of the box. (see picture below). The coat rack ships folded to optimize shipping costs.

Folding Coatrack Flat

2. Remove the Folding Coat Rack Top Closet Rod from its housing by grabbing the Folding Coat Rack Top Closet Rod and pulling up. It is held in place to the Folding Coat Rack Base by two clips.

Folding Coat Rack Removing Closet Rod

3. Remove protective plastic from Folding Coat Rack Top Closet Rod.

Folding Coatrack Taking off Plastic

4. The two poles are held in place folded against the Folding Coat Rack Base by short 1inch metal pieces on opposite pole. Grasp the bottom pole at the end and pull the pole towards you until it clears the short 1 inch metal piece. Then place the bottom pole on top of the metal piece.

Folding Coat Rack Right Side

5. Doing the same thing as above, this time on the left side, grab the bottom pole at the end and push away from you until it clears the 1 inch metal piece. Then place the pole on top of the metal piece.

Folding Coat Rack Left Side

6. Here’s where a 2nd person comes in handy – one person should then raise the poles vertically (like so below) and hold them in place.

Putting up Folding Coat Rack

7. Then the second person puts the Folding Coat Rack Top Closet Rod and connects it onto the two poles.

Attaching Clothes Rod

8. Finally, on each side, there is a button that can be pushed to raise and lower the height of the folding coat rack – depending on what length of garment you will be hanging.

Folding Coat Rack Push the Button

Folding Coat Rack Raising Poles

If you’re interested in a quote for a portable folding coat rack for your rental company: