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Rear mounted Collapsible Table for the new Jimny

Geordie Jimny > DIY Projects > Rear mounted Collapsible Table for the new Jimny

Making a collapsible table for the Jimny Camper from an Aldi acacia wood chopping board.

Aldi Acacia Wood Chopping Board
I bought a few of these to mess about with πŸ™‚

This was a fun project. Ever since ordering the roof top tent (if it ever arrives) I decided to try and do something cool with the interior space of the Jimny. As you’re able to set the entire space flat (ish) ideas for a lounge area have been running through my mind.

This table is the first project to help design a comfortable and versatile living space for two when roof top camping in the new Jimny.

Designing the table

As I’ve said before, I’m no expert at this so it’s going to be a ‘have a go’ project and hope for the best.

I started out by measuring the ideal spacing for the holes to mount part of the chopping board to the Jimny rear side M6 bolt holes. Luckily the chopping board length allowed for enough space to use 3 of the 5 holes. Which means I can still fix 2 useful cargo hooks either side.

I cut a section of the chopping board lengthways to be used as a backing mount for the hinges. I wanted the table to be stored flat during transit and of course not flap about while the car is moving.

460mm width left more than enough space either side for the 2 remaining cargo hooks

It may have been overkill but I used all 3 holes to fix the backing board to the rear left side of the Jimny interior. I recessed the M6 bolts to make sure the table sat flush when not in use. The plan was to use some furniture stoppers to stop it flapping around and making a noice when the car is moving.

After some sanding and shaping I added some hinges and soon realised my carpentry skills were a bit shit. The way I’d attached the hinges meant the table stuck out on a slight angle. The screw heads were causing this and it wasn’t going to be something I could ignore, it looked terrible.

I know they’ll be a more elegant solutions but I used a countersink drill bit to allowing the screws to recess into the holes and lay flat. It worked and unless you lie down and look underneath you’ll never see the bodge job πŸ™‚

Next up, was what the hell to do about the legs. I opted for some screw in table legs. I found these in a local store on a small coffee table that was heavily discounted due to 1 of the legs being damaged.

It was a simple case of removing the metal fixings that the table legs screw into and attaching them to the underside of the table. Then finally measuring the leg length, allowing for a rubber liner or rug to be placed under it. It turned out to be approx 300mm.

Add-on for ladies

I ordered my wife some 12v hair straighteners and a heat resistant pouch on Amazon. They sit perfect in the rear boot (cough… boot?) storage compartment and along with a small suction cup mounted mirror, the table doubles up as a mini dresser!

It’s the little touches that make car camping more comfortable, not just having a badass bushcraft knife and Gransfors Bruks axe.

1 leg on the table is more than sufficient strength wise

I keep 1 leg stored in the boot compartment, alongside the hair straighteners and it takes seconds to get setup for a quick coffee when we’re out and about. This little table turned out great and has my mind racing for other applications.

Β£6.95 chopping board
Β£2.95 M6 thumb screws & washers
Β£1.99 Velco strips
Β£8.00 for the legs and fittings
Total cost: Β£19.89

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Paul @GeordieJimny
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I created Geordie Jimny out of my passion for the Suzuki Jimny, camping and creating things. I share it all here, on my YouTube channel and Instagram.
6 Responses
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    kazuhiko mori

    hi , sending reply from japan.
    i also have jimny & saw ur site.
    i was so impressed from ur great idea and tried to arrange ur table.
    i have to apologize that i got link here beforehand…
    just because almost japanese users attach table by folding bracket with using just 1 hole directly with cushion to prevent scratch.
    i feel it may cause a litte danger.
    so wanted to introduce ur idea.
    my page is just below;
    also let me say sorry that it is in japanese…
    hope to allow to keep linking.

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