table for four

Looking for the perfect table turned out to be a harder project than we first thought. We searched other RV project blogs and scoured online for the perfect size, weight, color. Finding a table the proper length that would fit into the space proved to be quite frustrating. About a month ago I posed the idea to Annie that I would just build a custom table. I don’t think she really liked the idea because I’m not exactly a furniture builder. In fairness, I’ve never really built any furniture. I started by taking measurements of the slide-out space then searched standard widths and minimum required length for seating for four people. I also used a standard table height of 29” to ensure the chairs Annie purchased would be functional. I purchased the table top wood (premium pine) at the hardware store for about $35 and used scraps from a previous project for the rest. I used the Kreg Jig (a must for any DIYer). The stain (ebony) was about $8 and I’d say it took me start to finish around 4-5 hours. Honestly, the hardest part was figuring out how to get the thing in the door once I finished. An oversight on my part. I think it turned out ok and ended up being one of the cheaper projects on the renovation.

The light fixture was purchased at Lowes and installed in the same place as the original table light. It was actually quite simple with a completion time of about 30 minutes. The only modification I had to do was to drill a 3/16” hole in the decorative ceiling mount in order to reuse the switch from the old light. Also, the light was intended for 110V but the wiring to the light (all lights) is 12V. The only 110V accessories in the RV are the A/C and Water Heater. Don’t stress. All you have to do is buy a 12V light bulb and it will work perfectly. I found this Edison style 12V bulb online for about $30. Not cheap but there aren’t many people that make them.


Annie found the seating online at Target. We decided to go with two bar stools and two chairs just for the heck of it.



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