I just finished a neat project: building a fold-down map table for an Airstream camper.
I started with a table top supplied by the customer, then added a map and a protective sheet of Plexiglass.
Next came the tricky part: milling up the frame. It was made from walnut boards...
...with a double rabbet to hold the Plexiglass and map in place.
Here's how it looked laid out on my work bench, before I had the map laminated.
It was tricky to photograph after I installed it, but I think the next photo will give you a good idea of what it looks like. The table goes between the two banquettes and can be folded down or removed.
I attached the frame with little golden "trim head" screws so that the whole unit can be disassembled in case the owner wants to replace the map. I also sealed the frame with silicone caulk to prevent water from getting under the edges, so this is truly a useable table.
I love fun little jobs like this, so call me if you have a creative project you want to get done.
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