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.
I'm Shane, I've been teaching people to convert campervans for many years, I'm the author of The Van Conversion Newsletter, the van conversion instructor at Udemy, and the proud owner of a beautiful self-build campervan called Beans. So let's jump in and look at fiver clever campervan table ideas!
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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.
The campervan table top is installed on a heavy duty drawer runner and can be pulled out of the fixed bed on demand.
Check out the awesome campervan rail table below, from the guys over at madetoexplore.ca.
Next up we have the swivel table, another very popular choice. It is one of the simplest campervan tables you can build. All you need is a rotatable pedestal and a campervan table top.
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.
It is very easy to install a folding campervan table, all you need are two heavy duty folding shelf brackets and a table top.
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. You can see a photo of how that works here.
And there you are! 5 campervan table ideas for your van conversion!
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Be sure to check out the rest of the Woodwork Guides. Related articles include: Campervan bed, campervan storage ideas, Campervan kitchen unit construction.
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Until next time,