Somebody on this forum posted a picture of a galley extension table that looked like a teak deck hatch cover from a boat. I think it's called a 'grating" I really like that look.
That got me to thinkin". And I think I came up with something new.
My 10' tear will have a lot of storage. In the sleeping cabin there is a duffelbag storage shelf up near the roof just behind the galley. This shelf is 5' wide x 2' - 8" deep. There is 12" of vertical space between this shelf and the ceiling. This gives me about 12 cubic feet of storage for soft bags, chairs, awnings and other bulky stuff. Most of the items on this shelf will be directly above my trailer axle. I'm happy about that!
I need a way to keep all of this gear from falling off of this high duffel storage when traveling down the highway. And I also need two nice galley extension tables.
So this is my idea:
I could combine these two problems into one solution. How about I build two galley extension tables and when they are not used for camping, they lock in place in front of my duffel storage and create a removable storage doors?
The biggest problem I see is the weight and cost. I like the deck hatch look I described above. But if I build like that, the gratings will be heavy and the lumber to build them will be costly. However, as storage doors, these tables would be nice if you could see through them a bit. So "gratings" are tempting.
I like dual purpose solutions. I think I may have found a new one. . .
Oh, one other thing. The leg system for the tables needs to be removable. When they are used as "doors" these tables would look better without legs hanging off of them.