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Old 08-04-2010, 09:02 PM   #15
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I should have. We just got back from it's inaugural trip, which was basically around Lake Erie, with a side trip up to the Thumb of Michigan.

I was going to give you a heads up and stop your way the first night, but we ran out of time and ended up departing late the next day. Turns out our first stop in PA was not that far from the campgrounds of last years Lake Erie meet.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:26 PM   #16
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Sure wish I had some plans to make this kitchen (HINT) About how much did it cost to make this?
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:28 PM   #17
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OK, I hope one of you smart building guys is reading this! I've about got this figured out (I think).

Just a couple questions: What do you think the small "rods" are that go between the legs???? Wooden dowels, metal????? And am I correct in assuming that they are what support the shelves?? I've studied the pictures endlessly and that's what it looks like to me.

And what are the end caps on the top---pvc, metal, or what. I walked around Lowe's and couldn't figure it out.

One more ?---where do you get the drain hose and clamp? Didn't see that in Lowe's either. Maybe I missed it---I'll ask tomorrow when I go buy the stuff.

Thanks---I really want to make this. I found a new Lewis and Clark Fold and Go Camping Kitchen on CraigsList for $40 (about 45 min. drive from me), but I really like Rick's idea better.
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:58 PM   #18
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OK I will try to explain the kitchen parts

3 - 2'X4'x 1/4" plywood, I think the table and kitchen top are spruce. I bought what ever was at Home Depot. Look at the grain and if you like it buy it

6 - 1 1/2' PVC end caps that are not rounded but flat so they can fit against the top. got them at Value Home Centers

6 - Bolts, nuts and lock washers to hold the end caps to the shelves

6 - 1 1/2" washers for the inside of end caps and 6 - 2 1/2" washers for the top of the shelves to give support for end caps

1"x2"x8' - boards to trim the shelves and give support, the amount depends on the size you make your tops. My top shelve is aprox 3' x 2'.
doing over I would make it 4' x 2'. My middle shelve is 4' x 2'.
my lower shelve is aprox 3' x2'.

3 - 3' x 1/4' aluminum rods that supports the lower shelve and the one end of the middle shelve

6 - 1 1/2" PVC 90 deg elbows

About 7 - 1 1/2' PVC pipe

Dish pan and dish strainer

1 Qt of water based polyurethane and and a brush

Finishing nails

Putty for nail holes

Drill, hole bit and other bit the size of your bolts you bought

Over the weekend I will try to give you step by step instruction and pictures for building your kitchen.
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Thanks much! We have a camping trip scheduled for Aug. 13 and I'm hoping to have this with me!
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:42 PM   #20
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I don't think I will get all the instruction done tonight but I will try
1. You must decide how large to make the top shelve. If I was doing it again I would make it 2' X 4'
2. Attach the pine 1" X 2" boards to the bottom of the shelve. Doing it again I would put them flush to the edge of the board. I used my brad nailer but you can use finishing nails and a hammer
3. after attaching all side boards its time to attach the end caps. to attach drill a hole through the bottom of each (4) cap. hold the caps in each corner
of the bottom of the board and use the hole in the cap to be your guide and drill through the shelve. Note its best to place the corner of the shelve on a piece of wood. This helps the wood not to splinter when the drill goes through the shelve.
4. Now bolt the end cap to the board using the large washer on top of the board, the smaller washer on the inside of the end cap, place the bolt through the top and end cap, place lock washer on bolt, then the nut and tighten. do this to the 4 corners.

Then you get through it should look like this with out the cut outs
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The middle shelve
1. Attach the 1" X 2" boards as you did in the top shelf
2. At the outside corners of the shelf attach the end caps as you did the top shelf.
3. Determine how long your shelf has to be. How big is your camp stove. Then from the edge of the shelf were the end caps were attached measure that distance down the underside of the board wall and mark.
4. Using a hole drill drill a hole along the edge of the board at the mark. This will be the location were the frame goes through the board and attaches to the upper shelf.

When you get done it should look like this. The 2nd picture will give you the purpose of the hole in the board
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Bottom shelf

1. Determine how long you want the bottom shelf, it has to be at least as long as the the holes in the middle shelf. We use this as a shelf for our pans.
2. Place wood around the edge of the shelf as you did in the other shelf
3 At the outside corners of the shelf drill a hole as you did in the middle shelf
4. Measure down the under side of the shelf the same distance you used to drill the holes in the middle shelf and drill the holes on each side. The outside frame and X frame will pass through the shelf. The shelf is held up using the rods.

It should look like something like this when done.
MAKE SURE TO MEASURE TWICE AND DRILL ONCE. THESE HOLES MUST LINE UP WITH THE MIDDLE SHELF HOLES AND END CAPS.
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Saturday I will give instructions for the frames. Note on the underside of the bottom shelf I have attached holders to hold the support rods.
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Rick you're a sweetie---I know this is a lot of typing---that's what you get for being so clever. We spent all evening running to Bass Pro Shop, Cabela's, Scheels, etc. to just look at ready made camp kitchens. They are awful!

What would happen if I didn't put the 1" x 2" boards on the underneath?? Would it be too unstable?

Thanks so much, I really do appreciate it!

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Another question----did you buy the pvc in 10 ft. lengths? Do you think 1 1/4" pvc pipe would be OK?

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You would have to use thicker plywood, but I just saw your camp kitchen and that was a very clever way to make a kitchen. I think it would be OK to use 1 1/4" as long as you don't over load the kitchen and you would need to use the X frame for sure, but the cost of between the two being so small I would use 1 1/2"
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