Micro Camping part 6

If you are going to take a piece of wood camping, it has to be the “swiss army knife” of planks.

Introducing the Multi-shelf. The first picture is in its storage position under the 4″ memory foam mattress. Note it has been profiled so that the edge to the rear of the car has is very chamfered, so you don’t feel a sharp line through the foam. Normally it is tucked in a bit more so you cant see it.

Position 2 is located on the inner trim where the retractable parcel shelf / boot cover would normally sit. This can be used to prepare meals hold drinks etc from the outside, or as a shelf from the inside for watching something on the laptop or snacking in bed.

Finally because a Touran is quite low, we cant have nice pull out draws under the mattress and we really like the boot jumps that have a cooking draw. So a quick grab of the leg from the rear under floor storage and we have position 3. If its raining we will be undercover (See Micro camping part 2)

The leg is for a table from B & Q, upside down and shortened. The adjustable foot replaced with an 8mm bolt that screws through a hole in the shelf, that has a washer counterbored and glued in either side. The wood has been treated with 4 coats of worktop oil and allowed to dry on a flat surface.

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  1. I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this blog. Thanks , I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?


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