I have the nrs in my 14 and it's fine, the textured wood whatever they call it is good. Kind of depends if you want wood, plastic, or aluminum. Cambridge, DRE, Pro. A little more flexibility with having dre or the like make you one versus the pre-made, as far as if you want it to nest in a frame pocket versus sit on top of the rails.
You can get the parts for that kit on the cheap. Thats how i built my table, i got the flanges from railings.com and used the left over pipe from building my frame. You can also get te oipe from the same website.
The good part is that you can make the table in the size you want. I am making a new one this year tat will cover the cooler and dry box bays with or without the cooler and dry box.
Surprised camp time doesn't make something similar to the roll a cot but with taller legs. I would think they could use heavier fabric so you could get a tight surface. Wouldn't help for a seating surface but we don't all have available open bays we can afford to span with a table
I Have a plastic wallmart table with a metal frame that i have used for about 8 years. Drilled holes near the edge so I could run straps around the tables fame. Works good for cheap (free in my case)and supports a passenger just fine. My tables legs are adjustable, which i find to be a hassle some times. You could use similar legs on a homemade wooden table as well.Next table i might build To double as a back board.
I think my homemade plywood table has several advantages over any of the commercial ones I have seen.
1. Super simple, I can set it up one handed in less than 30 seconds.
2. It easily adjusts to uneven ground.
3. The saw horse legs can be used as step stools to load a roof rack or climb up a muddy bank.
4. It doubles as a backboard in the event of an injury.
5. Only 2 moving parts, no metal fasteners to rust or break.
6. Folds to only 1 1/2" thick when stored.
7. Easily adaptable, want to add a strap? Just drill a new hole.
I've been using one of these Seminar Tables for 3 years. As a seat on a raft holds 2 adults just fine. I can stand and walk on it, however i wouldn't jump up and down on it. As a table the downside is you have to find the right spot to make it level. But it's solid on the raft and solid at camp. And no more wood staining and splintering. $50-70 online. 18" wide so it's a good size table for a frame on a 14' raft.
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