With a SOLOSHOT3 as the “head” of this piece of kit [backstory], I am prepared to protect the wood tray, anything thereon, and the tripod. I may add triangular doors for blowing rain. Anyway…
This DIY is on the stand.
Yep–designed, built, finished, [related] and now ready for use. This is the look for fair weather regardless of what camera I may have mounted on the tripod. The tray has an eye-hook that I can suspend weight from if I want more stability. Overall, I am pleased with the results.
Tripod [Manfrotto MT055XPRO3] Tray