|Project by Eddy_1287||posted 07-18-2016 09:11 PM||1995 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
I started designing this project on Sketchup about two years ago. It’s been a long time in production, but finally I have finished product. If you’ve ever heard of a chuck wagon on cowboy trail ride, you know there was a “Box”, a “Chuck Box” that the cook kept all his camping/kitchen supplies in the back of the wagon. Maybe you haven’t seen or heard of that and maybe you’ve seen something like this referred to in Boy Scouts as a “Patrol Box”. Whatever you would like to call it, essentially it’s a mobile camping box you drag to your campsite, set it up, and have everything you would need to cook proper meal…and then some.
The entire project is made out of 1/2” cabinet grade birch plywood. I unfortunately didn’t calculate the exact amount of plywood needed and had to steal a piece of darker/older/cheaper 1/2” plywood I had reserved for another project. (You can tell by the darker pieces) A mixture of milled poplar and pine were used for the support beams and legs. To add contrast, I covered the screw holes on the drawers with padauk plugs and added oak and maple plugs on the outside of the box for an added visual effect.
I still need to add a couple extra shelves in the front portion of the box, but overall it’s ready for a test weekend out in the woods or lake. Simply put, this was a fun and rewarding project I plan to enjoy for years to come. I hope this project inspires others to make their own!
-- "Kneeling in Order to Stand"