After a bed, a campervan table is about the most important piece of furniture you will need! In this guide we will examine five of the most popular campervan table ideas so that you can make a more educated decision on what to build! We will look at how to build a campervan rail table and folding campervan table, among others.
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Now let's jump in and look at fiver clever campervan table ideas!
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Design the campervan table first
Before hopping into building a campervan table, it is essential that you mock it up on paper or with CAD software first! Here is a full guide on campervan design that will help you get started. I highly recommend Vanspace3D for designing your campervan interior - it's an awesome drag n' drop CAD tool specifically for van conversions.
Table bed / Island table
The first table in our lineup is the table bed / island table.
Here's how it works: A campervan table top is mounted on an adjustable marine pedestal. When the table is up, you have a place to eat, work, or have friends over. When the table is down, you have a big, luxurious place to sleep!
This is the campervan table I have in my van and I love it! It allows me to have lots of guests over while still making the van feel spacious.
BUILD GUIDE: Learn how to build a table bed
Campervan rail table
The campervan rail table is one of the most popular choices given the popularity of fixed beds in vans.
Check out the awesome campervan rail table below, from the guys over at madetoexplore.ca.
The benefit of this table is how small and compact it is - it takes up very little room. It fits two people max for dinner and works very well for remote working with a laptop.
Folding campervan table
The folding campervan table is another super compact table. It folds away into nearly nothing and pops out just when you need it. This type of campervan table is also perfect for remote workers.
Here's what the folding campervan table from @faroutride looks like 👇
Portable campervan table
Last up in our campervan table idea countdown is the portable campervan table. Sometimes you don't need a permanent table at all! If you only use your van sporadically throughout the summer, this option could be for you.
In my case, I have a permanent table and a portable table! The portable table acts as a bed extender that I use each night.
And there you are! 5 campervan table ideas for your van conversion!
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Until next time,