Organising your "kitchen"

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Postby garbage » Wed May 02, 2007 7:02 pm

Wow, I'm blown away by how much you guys take on your trips! A couple of you had a chuckle at me when I posed the question about bringing my espresso machine camping! :--? I still manage to fit espresso machine, tent and all in a standard station wagon with the roof rack :)
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Postby Jeeps » Wed May 02, 2007 7:06 pm

I can't stand coffee though ;) But i'll drink it if i'm forced
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Re: Budget Camp Kitchen

Postby Kramer » Wed May 02, 2007 7:14 pm

clackerz wrote:
baileysw wrote:I have a 4x4 traytop ute with canopy & tie-down rails. Two pieces of scrap ply (600w x 1000L) make an excellent camp kitchen. A pine frame stiffens the underside, two clips from door stops on each piece of ply clip onto the tie-down rail, and a swinging, drop-down leg on each one gives support at the other end. I put some fibro at the end of one for a cooking area for a ring burner and/or gas stove. I made up a folding tin wind shield for those breezy sites. In the middle of the other piece of ply, I cut out a hole in which I sit a plastic washing up bucket. A few small hooks for utensils, dishcloth and tea towels and you're done.

Place each bench either side of the rear wheel and you have a double-bench kitchen that is functional and also has plenty of room for 2 people for preparation, cooking and stacking the dirty dishes. Underneath I store my esky and groceries in a lareg el-cheapo plastic box.

All up, the cost was less than twenty dollars and I have a kitchen that takes less than 20 seconds to fold up and store in the back of the truck. Photo's are available for anyone interested.

Steve


Yeah def post up the pics - luv to see the set-up....


X2 sounds great.
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Postby Hissy » Thu May 03, 2007 8:17 am

Steve,

Yes i think everyone would appreciate it if you can post a photo.

Keep the photos coming so we can share the kitchen ideas.

We are looking to built something before the next Spring to simplify the kitchen arrangement for our trailer.

My wood working skills are not the best. Can you buy premade draws with the sliding rails like at home?
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El-cheapo Kitchen photographs

Postby baileysw » Thu May 03, 2007 10:22 am

Hi guys,

Will post some photos on the weekend. The ones I have don't show
a lot of detail so I'll take some better ones and post them by Sunday.

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Postby Komodo » Thu May 03, 2007 11:28 am

Hissy,

Go to a cabinet maker and give them all the dimensions of what you want (ie a cutting list) and get them to source and cut the PLYWOOD. They can get the ply (or any board) cheaper than you and I can and they will cut it cheaper and straighter than Bunnings or any of those places. Not only that but your supporting small business ;)

Also Ask them about sourcing Hettic (USA) or Hefele (German) drawer slide in the length you require.

The other option is go buy some cheap plastic cutting boards and use the plastic on the bottom makes great slides ;)

Then all youve gotta do is glue and screw the whole lot together. Kinda like an IKEA kit.

It works out to be fairly cheap. Im lookin to build a drawer set for the back of the Patrol.
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El-cheapo kitchen photographs

Postby baileysw » Sat May 05, 2007 3:48 pm

Hi guys,

At least three of you have asked for photos of my economy kitchen.
I have taken the photos but my PC is not a publicly accessible server so I can't make them available to this forum. My private email is -
baileysw@aanet.com.au.
Send me an email and I will forward them on to you individually. If any of you guys can post them onto this website then feel free to do so as long as I get the credited with the shots.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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Re: El-cheapo kitchen photographs

Postby Derek Bullock » Sat May 05, 2007 4:26 pm

baileysw wrote:Hi guys,

At least three of you have asked for photos of my economy kitchen.
I have taken the photos but my PC is not a publicly accessible server so I can't make them available to this forum. My private email is -
baileysw@aanet.com.au.
Send me an email and I will forward them on to you individually. If any of you guys can post them onto this website then feel free to do so as long as I get the credited with the shots.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.


Hi

If you email them to me I will host them on my server and put them up on here for everyone to see. derek@aussiecampovencook.com


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Steve's Kitchen

Postby CCC » Sat May 05, 2007 4:53 pm

STEVE'S (baileysw) CAMPING KITCHEN


Enclosed are photos as requested. It's made from recycled timber (except
for the pine frame) and is rough around the edges but what the hell - it
works a treat and I'm not worried about getting it scratched. The fibro
under the cooker was added after I used a camp oven on a gas ring and
burnt the ply. While mine clips onto the tie-down rails I'm sure you could
make a similar design to sit onto the edge of a box trailer. The height of
the bench is the critical factor in being servicable.

Regards,
Steve

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Postby Komodo » Tue May 08, 2007 11:15 am

pretty snazy!
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Postby Woodsy » Tue May 22, 2007 10:12 pm

Good idea and quite easy to make. My Gf and i bought one of the camp kitchens from Big W. It has 2 small tops with a a shelf and a zip up mesh bag/cupboard to go under one of the benches to hold food or what ever. I find that is fine for 2 nights of camping but anything longer and you are going to need more bench space & food space etc. I may make afew of these benches for my Trailer you could even make a hole to fit a garbage bag to keep the trash up off the ground.

Cheers

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Postby baileysw » Thu May 24, 2007 9:45 pm

Hi Tuff,

The best investment I ever made was one of those collapsible spring
loaded rubbish bins. I was lucky to get one from Supa Cheap Auto for $4.95. I should have bought ten of them as I haven't seen them since
for that price. BCF was around twice the price.

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Re: Organising your "kitchen"

Postby CCC » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:01 am

... having another sticky beak at this thread ::() ::()
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Re: Organising your "kitchen"

Postby Komodo » Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:45 pm

Where's Jeeps gone :(
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Re: Organising your "kitchen"

Postby Malcur » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:34 pm

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We have a camper trailer, and purchased a Drifta tailgate kitchen. So far I am very happy with it, but my wife would prefer a stainless steel kitchen. We pack everything into plastic tubs, and have a 6' plastic fold-up table as extra work-bench.
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