Ideas of TV Tray Tables

TV tray tables, TV dinner tray or personal table is a type of collapsible furniture, to transport as a small and lightweight, folding table. These small tables were originally developed to provide a surface from which you have a meal while watching television. The phrase Partition Table can also refer to a closet compartment, such as those found in front of the seats.

TV tray tables were to hold in the 1950s as a way to food and beverages, while watching TV, the iconic element, a TV dinner popular. A set of four TV tables were sometimes sold on a small rack mounted where they are hung up when not in use. The rack was placed in the vernacular in a corner of the living room.

The inventor of the TV tray table is unknown. The original, popular models consisted of two parts: a metal plate with handles attached to its underside, and a number of tubular metal legs with rubberized tips at the bottom. The handles attached to the legs, which could be tapped to support the tray, or for stackable storage collapsed. The tray was cut off during storage on one leg support.

How times have changed, so has construction techniques, and today TV tray tables are often fabricated using blow molded plastic. It is now common, TV dinner trays as “retro” or kitsch products are marketed.