Table for Solar Cooker

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Project by sharad posted 07-30-2015 05:55 AM 1082 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am using solar cooker for cooking for nearly eight months in a year. All these days the cooker used to be placed on the floor. To put the food containers in and remove them after cooking I had to bend to complete the operation. With advanced age it was a little difficult to complete the task. So I thought of making a suitable table to keep the cooker. One post on L J inspired me to make this table. The construction was simple and straight forward. I had enough wood in my trash for making the table. It required 12 strips of wood of suitable size and 32 screws and a few hand tools. The wood strips in my trash had number of nail holes which I sealed by a paste made from saw dust and glue. After cutting the wood strips to appropriate size and sanding them smooth I painted them with white wood paint and assembled the table. I also had a waste piece of granite the size of my solar cooker. It was used as top for the table. The whole structure was quite heavy due to the weight of the granite. I fixed heavy duty castors to the table to move it freely with the solar cooker placed on it. Now cooking food in the solar cooker is very easy and I am enjoying it. I will appreciate if any of you know the post in which this table was shown and who posted it.


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 07-30-2015 06:29 AM

Looks quick, sturdy and simple. Should do the job. And, the price was right, right? ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 07-30-2015 10:03 AM

Nicely done Sharad and a lot more convenient. I wish we had enough sun here to cook with a solar cooker. I searched ‘end tables’ and the only one that I could find that looks somewhat similar to your table is this one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 07-30-2015 05:02 PM

Thanks Bob and Mike for your appreciation.
Mike, the picture that you have searched is very close to my table but the picture which I am in search of is this:

I distinctly remember to have seen this on LJ and the title was ‘Tile Top Accent Table’. But I am not able to get the source. May be my memory has failed. Can we search the Internet by using this picture?


-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 07-30-2015 09:27 PM

Great Idea!
I too have a solar cooker and have used it less as I age, (that stooping over thing).
Something so obvious to do, raise it up.
THANKS for sharing your solution! ~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#5 posted 07-30-2015 10:20 PM

What brand solar cooker is that?
I’ve never seen one like that…

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#6 posted 07-31-2015 06:11 AM

Great buildnicely done.

-- shuja

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