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Made an XL camper van table from an old second hand coffee table


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My van previously had a swing out bracket that held a table but it was missing when I bought it. I looked at what was available on ebay and found they were all quite small and expensive so I thought I'd knock one up. Found a cheap 70's formica coffee table(lightweight 12mm ply) locally for £5 and bought the fiamma tripod base, pole and table mount(expensive) which is now used by some conversion shops because they give the added advantage of being able to rotate it and take the table out the van and use anywhere, while folding up flat for storage. I put on some cheap vinyl I got online(£7) and some 12mm knock on T trim(£12). Routered the groove round the table top which was a doddle and fitted the edging.

It's very stable on rough ground and fits the van perfectly. It's 100cm by 45cm which is a lot bigger than some others I've seen.

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Edited by OldWellhouse
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11 minutes ago, Catweazle said:

Great ingenuity!

Cheers, I tried it out first without the edging but I realised it's important for storage and transport, plus banging your funny bone on it.

I might try and make a better one with new formica on some proper lightweight ply. 

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