I have not left the house much and have been prepping for some camping someday. I saw a video on YouTube of a guy who had made for him from Bert Taylor the designer and builder of my vistabule teardrop this cool fender shelf. So I figured I would give it a try with some left over wood flooring and parts from my roof rack. The version Bert did is light years better than mine, but thanks for the inspiration.

Fender tables I made for each side of the teardrop, tongue and groove planks.
Fender tables I made for each side of the teardrop, tongue and groove planks.

Simple material list.

  1. 4 inch tongue and groove planks (4) about 2ft long
  2. Gorilla glue or other strong bond adhesive
  3. 4 fastening elements that won’t scratch or damage the fenders I used blocks and foam packaging cut and glue to fit the blocks
  4. Screws that will not go through the wood, .5inch wood screws
  5. 4 bungies that will be at tension when connected to the base blocks
Base block left over from my roof rack. Glued and screwed and drilled holes for bungies
Base block left over from my roof rack. Glued and screwed and drilled holes for bungies

So take the two planks and glue them together tongue and groove. Be generous with the glue. Then pre-drill holes in the wood lined up with the plastic blocks. Screw in the screws slowly. Then drill through the sides for the bungie to connect.

Make sure you leave a little space to thread the hook.
Firm foam, glued to the blocks.
Firm foam, glued to the blocks.
The trick is making the distance between fit the curve of the fender while staying level and making sure the tension of the bungie is balanced.
The trick is making the distance between fit the curve of the fender while staying level and making sure the tension of the bungie is balanced.

I need to weather proof these, and install the magnets.