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Old 05-03-2019   #1
 
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Another raft table design

I often raft alone, and I'm getting older and moving a huge heavy frame around in one piece didn't sound great to me.

I wanted a table / bench seat so I thought why not make the table structural so it's in effect a table on a trailer frame module... Only I didn't have to buy more pipe and fittings.

72" x 19". It's 3/4" ply I had lying around, 2x3s running the length and a short section of 2x6 on each end for a flat spot to rest on the tubes... Glued and screwed. Then coated in about 6 coats of varathane on top and 4 on the bottom.

4 holes are drilled on each side to hang and drop bag from, two extra holes on the corners on one side to strap to d rings on the front of the boat, and an extra one in the middle if I want to use a cargo floor in the front bay. The other side of the table just straps to the frame.

I was trying to figure out what to do for legs and realized that my cheap sawhorses are plenty strong and light. I might figure out legs later but i might just bring the sawhorses as they are very stable and light.

The drop bag doubles as a dish drying rack in camp.

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Old 05-04-2019   #2
 
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Looks great! How heavy is it?
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Looks great! How heavy is it?
I haven't weighed it yet but it is pretty heavy.

But on the other hand it doesn't flex at all with my body weight on it.
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I have similar table top with these saw horses (which are great for leveling your table at camp)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-3...-203040645-_-N
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I have similar table top with these saw horses (which are great for leveling your table at camp)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-3...-203040645-_-N
Nice... Thanks! I'll go check those out.
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