Yes, I have been busy working two aspects of this DIY: 1) the “finishing” [stain & oil] of the tripod shelf; and 2) designing & building a waterproof shoulder to go from the SOLOSHOT3 to the ground–wood shelf [and anything thereon] protected.
Nothing special about these iPhone photographs, except they document DIY progress over the last 2 days. My focus is two-fold: 1) the have a functional utility shelf that supports suspended weight to stabilize tripod if needed and that looks good; and, 2) to protect it and the tripod from precipitation and look good too.
Edging for the shelf
The precipitation leggings
Staining & Oiling through the 3rd coat of Tung Oil
Test piece of edging
My build is based on the premise that the SOLOSHOT3 Raincover has a bottom opening large enough to fit around the top of the collar [former safety cone]–approximately 7-inches. I think it does!
I am pleased with what I have accomplished in the last 36 hours or so. My plan is to apply 3 more coats of Tung Oil and complete the project sometime tomorrow, 10/01/2017.