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14:17 Aug 30, 2001
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase:Bettischplatte
This is from a cabinetmaker's brochure. Description of a Nachttisch (night table I assume).
It says the night table is 'ohne Bettischplatte', mit 2 Tuerenm, einem Einlegeboden, einem offenem Fach und einer Schublade. Oberplatte mit Schichtstoff HPL 8 mm beschichtet. Kanten der Oberplatte mit abgerundetem Massivholzanleimer. Schublade und Tueren mit beschichteten Stahlbuegelgriffen.
Explanation: Google search. Looked under Bettischplatte and bed table and voila!
It's used often in hospitals so you can drink your beer while convalescing.
Kim Metzger Mexico Local time: 22:28 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 1568
2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
night stand top
Explanation: they are selling a night stand without a top. It only has a thin board on top that can be used to attach a finished night stand top to it, thus allowing one to match a whole set; probably geared towards furniture manufacturers or stores which would like to supplement their existing serieses.
Roland Grefer Local time: 23:28 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German, English PRO pts in category: 12