Bora Centipede

I N D E X

1. Accessories
Accessories

Here are some unusual accessories

HOOKS
These hooks fit in the P-Tops. They are for holding heavy items.

NON-SLIP CAPS
These can be found on eBay.
Bora CA0606 High Friction Soft Surface Centipede Non-Slips Cap Set, 6pk

2. Hack: How to turn 30″ high table into 36″ high table
Converting a 30″ Table to a 36″ Table

Bora sells a 36″ high version of their table. They also sell 6″ risers. “These risers make it easy to raise your Centipede® workstand to a comfortable 36 inches without compromising the unit load rating.” Quoted from the company website and also quoted on an Amazon listig page.

The following is a description of a way to elevate a standard Bora Centipede without using risers.

I have two of the 2 x 4 and one of the 4 x 8 tables. They are 30″ high when opened fully. Sometimes I want a higher table to work on. But I don’t need it to hold a whole lot usually in that mode. So a hack is to open a 30″ centipede partways and then the centipede stands higher than 30″”. Then I put a top on and I have a 36″ or so high table.

But if I needed a 36″ table that can bear the rated load I’d need to get the 36″ table or get risers for the tables I have.

3. Instant Podium
Podium

Here’s an idea for a podium.

Take a Centipede. Top it. Put a tablecloth on it that covers the top and overhangs on one of the long sides. Add a box. Cover that with a cloth. Instant podium.

4. Where to Buy Stuff
Where to buy your Bora Centipede and accessories

Boratool.com

Amazon.com

Homedepot.com

Lowes.com

Acehardware.com

All Bora Centipedes come with some X-Cup 2 x 4 brackets. You may want to purchase more X-Cups. Home Depot sells X-Cups with free shipping. It’s curious, but Amazon as of this date doesn’t sell X-Cups.

5. Tabletop options
Tabletop Options

The main use I have for Bora Centipedes is to use them as portable tables.

The Centipede itself is mainly the legs of the table. A tabletop has to be added to the Centipede in order to have a complete table.

Let’s use the 2 x 4 Centipede for a concrete example.

There are two ways to add a top.

One way is simply to add the top and let it sit on the P-Tops.

Another way is to put some X-Cups in the P-Tops. Then run some 2x4s through the X-cups. Next rest the the top on the 2×4 horizontal beams.

If I am planning on sitting at the table, it is desirable to have some overhang beyond the P-Cups. This allows for legroom. Were the top to stop at the P-Cups, there would be no legroom because of the crossbeams on the Centipede.

A 4′ x 8′ top for a 2 x 4 Centipede gives one foot of overhang on the 4′ sides, and two feet of overhang on the 2′ sides. Thus a 4’x8′ sheet of plywood works well.

Another option is topping the Centipede with large thick cardboard sheets. I buy the cardboard sheets on Amazon. The advantage of cardboard is that it is lighter than wood. Setting up and taking down a table can be done in a few moments when using cardboard.

Another good tabletop is a pallet. They can be gotten for free.

I hope to add pictures of these different options at some point.

6. Storage
Storage

A Bora Centipede with a top such as plywood can be used for storage. Boxes you want to keep off the floor can be put on top.

You can even make shelves. You could take some boxes and put them on each end of the table and then lay a thick cardboard sheet piece to make a second shelf.

The struts underneath a Centipede table impede storage. However, before the tabletop is put on, items that are in long term storage can be stored in the two square feet area defined by the legs and struts.

7. Portable Kitchen
Portable Kitchen

Take a piece of plywood. Make a hole for dropping in a Utilatub sink. Put plywood on Centipede. Drop in sink. Use an Ultra Beverage as the faucet.

Ultra Beverage

Utilatub

8. Clothes Drying Rack
Clothes Drying Rack

Open up the Centipede. Using X-Cups run 2x4s along the longer sides, including the middle. Lay some smaller sticks or beams perpendicular to the 2x4s. Lay wet clothes on the crossbeams.