Boat Table Using Starboard
I wanted to install a table on my lower deck and this is what I came up with.
The table is 1/2″ white Starboard. It is hinged to an extension of the rear railing system.
The hinges are 1″ UHMW, made by PlasticWorks, and screwed to the underside of the Starboard. By the way, all the holes you see below the table appeared when I removed two cracked and badly weathered strips of wood. What was originally mounted here that required all these holes? Anyway they will soon be covered up by strips of Starboard.
At the edge of the table opposite the hinges I installed a length of stainless tubing. This provides stiffness, and to hold the table up I use a wooden brace from the tubing down to where the deck and aft wall meet. This can be seen in the top picture.