Friends of ours, Steve and Karen, had made a table for their Phaeton and gave us instructions on how to make one for ourselves.
It was so easy, even I could do it. And do it I did, so now we are greeted by this nice accent table, with our “dog”, Tag watching out as well as a picture frame, a lamp and our Sandy Hook Lighthouse memento of the favorite place we once lived.
The candy in the bowl? It’s for the grandkids. Honest! ;c)
So how does one make a table, easily, and cheaply? Read on.
I purchased a round, three legged, 20 inch accent table at Walmart, it was under $10. The underside has three brackets to screw in the legs. Remove them but keep the screws. The legs? They make good poking sticks for campfires.
I tilted my steering wheel as far up as it would go to get measurements to make the table level.
Next I put the table on the wheel, drew some lines underneath with a marker to establish where the wheel is. Then I measured the distance to make the table level on the wheel
I cut a piece of scrap wood to the size to make the table level and attached it with a hinge and used some of the aforementioned screws.
The hinge allows the piece to lay flat for storage.
Then, using some Velcro straps and screws, I attached the Velcro, two at the top of the table,
and two on the hinge piece.
You can see the black curved lines I drew to mark where the steering wheel is located to place the Velcro straps correctly.
Attach the table with the Velcro straps and you have a quick, sturdy location to place whatever you’d like on it. Cover the table with any kind of table cloth or doily and you are set.
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