Camping Kitchen/ Scout Box

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Project by Albe posted 06-09-2013 05:28 PM 7481 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Mothers’s day I decided to make my wife a camping kitchen for our two annual camp outings. The plans are based on Blue Sky Kitchens Grubby One with modifications for my use. The material used was CVG for the framing and some type of 1/4 plywood used for floor underlay but looks pretty nice. I forget the actual dimensions but they are about 2’ x 4’X 2 when in the box form. And when assembled you have about a 2’ x 7’x 32” table finished with Danish oil followed by Spar urethane. I can see where if I was doing this for a living having a HVLP spray system would make finish more pleasant. Since the finish is my least favorite part of an project. One box has holes for adjustable shelves while the other is pretty much permanent for use of wash bins.

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#1 posted 06-09-2013 06:43 PM

Excellent build Albe! I like it!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 04:52 PM

Nice. But you really need to go camping more than twice a year to make it worthwhile (grin).

-- Dave K.

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#3 posted 06-12-2013 12:26 AM

Wow this is great. I enjoy the use of the tupperware bins with the natural wood. It looks like something found in a real catalog, well designed!

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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#4 posted 06-12-2013 02:22 AM

WOW, brings back my Boy Scout memories. Dad built one some 55 years ago. Called a wannigan box.

-- Jim, Tinley Park, IL

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 03:36 PM

That’s wonderful, great design and execution. I’m sure the wife loves it, very convenient to use on camping trips.
Great job!

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 10:57 PM

What is CVG? The plans say to use redwood but that is hard to find.

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#7 posted 06-14-2013 10:40 AM

Easier, CVG stands for clear vertical grain fir. I subsituted material that I could get for a good price. Also CVG comes already milled at 1/2” thickness.

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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#8 posted 07-24-2013 10:38 AM

Super cool.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 08-10-2013 08:56 PM

This is one to add to the ‘to do’ list!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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