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Postby RYAINS » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:31 pm

Hi everyone, I wanna build a free-standing camp kitchen. I'd like to build it similar to the drifta camp kitchen.

I was wondering whether anyone has a design they'd like to share with me to build? Thanks in advance people.

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Postby RYAINS » Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:18 pm

Nobody has any ideas?? :(
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Postby Pauly » Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:50 pm

Kitchens really are personal things mate. I suggest you look at as many differant designs see what you like in each and incorporate that into yours.
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Postby Komodo » Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:35 pm

make sure its QUICK to set up. Is robust and has everything self contained as much as possible.
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Postby Hissy » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:28 am

I looked around at other peoples ideas and then cut up a few bids of ply and built my own.
Sorry i do not have a photo.

My kitchen bolts to the swing out tail gate.
Has a cutlery draw, cover over the stove, extendable bench which is also used to close the box in transit so nothing fall out.
Only has two shelves one of which slides out.

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Cutlery draw
Bench space
Stove
Easy access to all shelves


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Postby RYAINS » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:52 am

Does anyone have an idea on how to do the legs? I was thinking of doing them by cutting down a couple of tent poles and putting one on each corner. My concern is that it won't be real stable....

What i'd like to do is copy the drifta's free standing leg system. Could anyone tell me how i can post pics on here please? I have a picture to show, but I don't know how to post it.

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Postby Troyk » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:34 am

For legs what about the folding type they use on tressle tables. You can get a set for about $50 from Bunnings. Reasonably stable.
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Postby RYAINS » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:43 am

Yeah I was thinking of those types of legs, but I’m concerned if I end up on un-even ground (which is usually the case when camping) and it ends up all rocky and unbalanced.....
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Postby Pauly » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:05 am

You just have to do like I do and dig holes around each leg to level it. I just use my hammer to dent the ground so my bbq is level
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Postby Derek Bullock » Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:42 pm

The legs on the bench out from my kitchen are cut down tent poles. Makes it real easy to level.

You can see them on this photo.

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Postby RYAINS » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:05 pm

Still struggling for a design on a camp kitchen fellow campers. I need something to get me going.....

Ply wood structure I guess - some pictures of others would be great and even some drawings.

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Postby CCC » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:54 pm

The website has heaps of pics of their range

http://www.drifta.com.au/prodd100200300.php
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Postby mr_grumble » Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:03 pm

I was looking at making one myself a while back, just didn't have the time.
I ended up with a drifta, paid good money for it, and it's quality to match.

Although it could be replicated easily.......
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Postby RYAINS » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:04 pm

I love the Drifta camp kitchen. I tell ya I've been looking day and night on the net for designs and advice to build my own, and I have to say I've looked at a thousand pictures of camp kitchens and "chuck boxes" as they are known in the US and they just don't come close to the design of the Drifta! That bloke is a genius!!!! If they weren't so expensive I'd buy one for sure.

Any how I've about half way on mine now, and if I knew how to post pics I'd show you all.

Does anyone know where I could buy one of them hand pump taps like you see in the Drifta kitchen please? I live in western Sydney so anywhere near there would be great.
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Postby Troyk » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:47 pm

RYAINS wrote:
Does anyone know where I could buy one of them hand pump taps like you see in the Drifta kitchen please? I live in western Sydney so anywhere near there would be great.


Recently got one at BCF. The brand is trojan. :grin:
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