I often thought that having an easy to set up table would be handy on short trips for lunch as well as many other uses like cocktail hour.
I was daunted by what wood to use. I had thought of plywood, but even treated I was afraid of the plywood de-laminating over time. I also thought plywwod would be heavy. I knew Tembo Tusk used bamboo on their tables. The bamboo wood would be weather resistant and not too heavy.
I did a search and found a company that made what I was looking for but at $495.00 I knew I could do better.
I had made couple of small sidetables for my M-416 so I knew what parts I needed. The question now was where to find a piece of bamboo wood for the table. My friend Kirk come up with the answer when prowling Walmart for bargins. In the hardward section was a top for a toolbox a bamboo top and the perfect size.
Not being satisfied with Walmarts low low prices I went to Amazon and found the same top for less and two day shipping.
I was able to make the whole project for less than $100.00 ;much better than $495.00.
The rail fit naturally into a groove on the rear quarter panel of my FJ-60. Any flat surface on a vehicle will do. I used HD double sided tape to affix the rail. It has been a couple of months and the tape is holding well so no need for screws.yet. The height is perfect for a stand-up table and sets up in a moment. I have found that after driving, a quick rinse with water will help the two rails mate easily.
The parts list is below and cheers.
Side table kit