Step 10: In Action

1. Back the screws out of the Molly lags in the Arms.
2. Place the Tray on the arms; align the holes in the pan with the arms, and reinstall the screws.

Ready to go!...

The table is shown here with two lightweight backpacking stoves. It is perfect for food prep. and as a cooking stand, and eating table.

It also works great for anything you want to keep up off the ground. Between meals I keep it next to the tent as sort of a night stand. Throughout the day it holds things I want to have quick access to but don't want to have to rummage around for in my tent or pack (Pocket knife, water bottle, rope, etc.)

By the way... here are the Instructables links for the two light weight stoves seen in the picture below:



I love this! Might just make one myself, but I'll have to come up with the legs. All I have are fiberglass poles.<br>
You can find aluminum pans like this on eBay: http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&amp;_trksid=m38&amp;_nkw=aluminum+pizza+pan<br />
Great Idea, Try this project with very little work. Take a 4-leg or a 3- leg Tri-pod seat, remove the fabric or not. Fill the top of the leg holes with epoxy, and place a molly bolt in the wet epoxy. Bolt the pizza tray to the four legs. (I use a GSI table and it lays perfect on top of a 4-leg seat. You have a table or an extra seat when not using the table. This works great for kayaking trips for a cooking table. Not worried about weight but size.Cost $20.00. Tom C
great design, and couldn't agree more with the value of a stable table at camp. However I'd be willing to lower and simplify table to save bulk for canoe trips. My contemplated variation: short version with 3, foot long legs permanently hinged to pizza tray, keeping the corks, pegs and retaining chain. Goal would be to have it all fold down to size of tray, and half an inch thick. I'll start parts scrounging, and pass on details if I'm successful.
Hi Nerdoug, eager to know if you suceeded in getting an even simpler and lighter table.<br>I'll try on my side to get something proper. I don't where to find the pizza round plate so will be looking for thin aluminium sheet<br>
many outdoor dining furniture come with this set too, thus, you no need to DIY yourself:)<br />
&quot; no need to do it yourself yourself&quot;?<br />
That's sort of along the lines of a double negative... ;-)<br> But then, ''DIY yourself'' ( as it was put) is why we're here.<br> It's more fun that way.
there no such coprehendable sentence or intelegable sentence that include the words &quot;no need to do it yourself&quot; you can always diy!
I would think that if you saw the tray in half then put a hinge on it you could fold it up and wouldn't have to carry around a large metal circle on your back
I suspect this design can be adapted to an &quot;available materials design.&quot; Perhaps a sort of rope ring for the splay block, a stretched cloth table surface, and available wood or other straight-stock. I like the staking-features you included. <br />
Like many others, I was a little hesitant at first regarding this instructable. Packing in a table seemed like much more hassle than it'd be worth. Something about packing in a big circular top seemed a little misplaced. However, after reading it and realizing that a) the top is only 14" and could be smaller and b) it packs down very light, has really made me reconsider it. Although I am contemplating about it on a solo trip I will almost definitely be making one to take when I go with a few friends. Having even a small table like this gets even more useful if you have a few people going. Also, very clear instructions and well thought out. Good job.
You should be proud of your design. It is great, and looks far more useful than a similar product by <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Exponent-Backpacker-Table-System/dp/B000J6BWKM">Coleman</a>, which I was thinking about emulating. Think I'll just build yours!<br/><br/>I don't care what you 'ultralighters' say, cooking on the ground sucks just as much as sitting on the ground. I do consider myself a 'lightweight' hiker, but a few comforts do make a difference for me.<br/>
I have to say that I thought this was a bad idea at first, but the fact that it is sturdy and only one pound makes it fairly reasonable, and when you find an aluminum pan this will be definitely worth bringing on backpacking trips. I hate cooking on the ground (idk why), so I'll probably be making one of these soon. Thanks.
this is a terrific idea - very well done, and clear instructions! What's a molly lag, though? I've never encountered the term before, and Googling for it points to this ible!
I may have invented a new fastener!.... Unfortunately, it was a naming combination of the few fastener types below. To be clear, the type of fastener used is classified as a <strong>plastic wall anchor</strong> (the one on the right in the picture below. Sorry for the confusion.<br/>
Only one of those is a Molly anchor. The one on the extreme left is an older design called a toggle bolt.
Thank you for the clarification - I suspected as much from the yellow end sticking out of the pole, but wanted to be sure. Molly lag is certainly a pretty name though. FWIW, I still call those things rawl plugs from the original fibrous wall anchors that used to be sold in the UK.
I made something similar to this with some rope and a piece of metal I found while hiking. mine was more of a seat though
Really Cool!
Definitely 2 thumbs up! Great job. Thanks.
I like it. Simple, easy to build, and useful even at home - I hate the folding TV dinner tables, and this would be much easier to set up.
This is a really, really great idea. When I went camping with my parents when I was little, we'd often drag one of those metal card tables along, but this is so much easier! (And about 30 pounds lighter!)

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