My initial plan was to sew up a cloth bag I could use to store and protect
the pieces. I'm not sure if I'll take the time to do that or not.
I also thought about wrapping the collapsed bundle with a couple of straps
to hold them together. I suppose your could use that plastic wrap they wrap
pallet loads with if you have some handy.
Another option might be to stick velcro to all of the pieces so they could
simply stick together.
For now, I already have a storage container that I keep other camping
supplies in (tent stakes, tarp, etc.). There's plenty of room to store the
four base panels in the container, then I can set the table top on the lid
of the container.
There's only five panels total, so it's pretty easy to keep it all
SFWIW, I used to go to the fabric store and buy a couple of yards of
ugliest awning fabric I could find and then sew up duffle bags.
Each person who was crewing on the boat that week would than
have their own uniquely colored bag for their "stuff".
Going to weather in a pitching boat at 0400 on a pitch black night,
you appreciate being able to find something with the aid of a unique
color duffle bag.
The fabric was almost always a "Rem" which meant cheap
and the sewing was simple.
A designated duffle for this table would be straight forward.
BTW, forgot to mention, might want to break the corners of the
table top to say 1/2" radius.
The corners would not then get hung up in the duffle bag.
Yep. I've done my share of sewing from upholstery for my car, to a bath
robe for my wife. A tote bag would be a no-brainer.
The only catch is that I bought my wife a new sewing machine, and so far
she hasn't let me use it. She told me I had to use the old broken one. :)
I'm not sure why I didn't round over the top corners like I did the
stretchers. No biggy. I don't think it would be a problem though, as I
rounded over all edges of the panels so there's no sharp edges to catch on
Funny, I bought my wife a Janomi sewing machine for her birthday last year.
Our daughter has actually used it more than my wife, but she really likes
it so far.
Our old machine was a Singer model that was passed down from my mom. The
thing is built like a tank and weighs about as much. It's at least 30 years
old, if not older. Over time the alignment or something got off on it, the
needle doesn't always line up, the footer doesn't always work right, etc.
My wife says I broke it sewing through my thick upholstery materials. I
say nonsense, let me at that Janomi! :)
I haven't sewn anything for the last few years, but I do need to do some
uphostery work and make a new shift boot for my car. A bag for the camp
table would be a good refresher project to learn the new sewing machine. :)
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