Originally Posted by motley que
i too am trying to figure out a drop leaf design. i need it to take up as little space as possible
How about having the table a few inches over the barrel itself? Sure would save some space while in use or put up.
A fella could mount a light weight tabletop on an pivot hinge which is secured to the side of the barrel. The whole table can then swing out of the way when the lid needs to be removed...or, just out of the way while cooking.
An old HD door hinge and pin made from some mild round stock ought to work...pretty sure anyway.