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Old 09-05-2015, 02:23 PM   #31
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Thanks for the dimensions, I have some nice plywood and about 2/3 of a sheet of Formica left over from making the fold down smaller table for use with the u shaped dinette. I showed that project to CPA Harley and we calculated that I only had about $600 in that project. So this could be gravy.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:59 PM   #32
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I took a different approach for my counter extension. It is not swing out but removable. Why? Because I was comfortable building it this way. The table top is 13" x 24" and is held in place with Z clips. Note that there are two extra Z clips used as spacers so that the shelf is sturdy when mounted. To mount it, I just drop it down on to the clips. To remove it, I just lift it off, and tuck it at the end of the bed. I cut a hole in the mounting board to allow access to the 120V outlet if needed. It's made of oak plywood with an oak 1"x4" for the mount and support boards which are attached with 'biscuits."
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Old 02-24-2016, 09:00 PM   #33
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One more photo: the shelf in its storage position at the foot of the bed.
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That's a great idea. What stops it from tipping when you put weight on the outside end?
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That's a great idea. What stops it from tipping when you put weight on the outside end?
The 6 pack that will sit on the window end....

Definition of "tipsy" is when you've drunk too many and the table tips.
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I suspect a consensus is forming that it's more fun to eat (or drink) dinner in bed than at the dinette.
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:36 PM   #37
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I suspect a consensus is forming that it's more fun to eat (or drink) dinner in bed than at the dinette.
Whoa...not for me. In fact, the older I get, the more important that I treat myself--including when I'm out camping. So it's dinner at the table with cloth napkins, a wine glass and the whole enchilada. But then I'm usually camping during winter and shoulder seasons so the weather isn't that great and it's dark outside.
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I took a different approach for my counter extension. It is not swing out but removable. Why? Because I was comfortable building it this way. The table top is 13" x 24" and is held in place with Z clips. Note that there are two extra Z clips used as spacers so that the shelf is sturdy when mounted. To mount it, I just drop it down on to the clips. To remove it, I just lift it off, and tuck it at the end of the bed. I cut a hole in the mounting board to allow access to the 120V outlet if needed. It's made of oak plywood with an oak 1"x4" for the mount and support boards which are attached with 'biscuits."
Nice work Bill ! Pat
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So it's dinner at the table with cloth napkins, a wine glass and the whole enchilada.
Maybe a little variety, not just enchiladas. :-)
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Whoa...not for me. In fact, the older I get, the more important that I treat myself--including when I'm out camping. So it's dinner at the table with cloth napkins, a wine glass and the whole enchilada. But then I'm usually camping during winter and shoulder seasons so the weather isn't that great and it's dark outside.

Well except the cloth napkins .....too much laundry .... (and ironing )
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