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Californication69

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I’ve got a sliding tray for the boot.
I saw a Insta video (soerens.vanlife)
of a guy making a 1/2 size of the tray, wooden box, that can open and provide an outdoor cooking area. You can put a Coleman fuel burning stove on a slide out area, has space inside to store items. Just wondering who could make this specialised box for me. My carpenter skills are not up to this task.

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Trevor Brown

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Is it just a box with a sliding lid?
what are the dimensions?
do you want the worktop to be laminate?
is a birch ply finish acceptable?
 
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I’ve got a sliding tray for the boot.
I saw a Insta video (soerens.vanlife)
of a guy making a 1/2 size of the tray, wooden box, that can open and provide an outdoor cooking area. You can put a Coleman fuel burning stove on a slide out area, has space inside to store items. Just wondering who could make this specialised box for me. My carpenter skills are not up to this task.

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If you put the very nice Primus stove on the table the box would tip, no?
Box would need to be secured to the drawer…..
Tidy design tho.
 
Californication69

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Is it just a box with a sliding lid?
what are the dimensions?
do you want the worktop to be laminate?
is a birch ply finish acceptable?
Hi Trevor
Are you offering to make it?
Where are you based, are you in Ireland?
I’m from the West Midlands
 
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If you put the very nice Primus stove on the table the box would tip, no?
Box would need to be secured to the drawer…..
Tidy design tho.
I went back onto Soerens timeline in Insta and found his story of how he built it again.
He designed and incorporated a quick release strap at the back to stop it falling off
 
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Obviously it would depend on build costs, and how much it is worth to you. And yes I am in N Ireland, so postage would be a factor. But it is do-able if the price is right. That’s why I was trying to gauge what you were looking for.
 
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Obviously it would depend on build costs, and how much it is worth to you. And yes I am in N Ireland, so postage would be a factor. But it is do-able if the price is right. That’s why I was trying to gauge what you were looking for.
That’s really kind of you Trevor, thank you.
I am going to try and turn my hand to it next week.
I’m an engineer (so like to do things the easiest way) but I think if I buy some of the right tools, I could fashion something.
Need to find the right tools, like dowel placement drill tool and dowels and glue.
I’m going to use different size tank drills to drill holes, as I think it won’t let items slip through the slots like Soerens bulli box build.
Need to find some of the sliding things.
 
Trevor Brown

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I can recommend Kreg for joints
i hope all goes well … I would love to see your finished project!
 
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I can recommend Kreg for joints
i hope all goes well … I would love to see your finished project!
Thanks Trevor, I’ll send a photo on PM as it might look a bit too DIY lol.
I’ll look at Kreg, what size plyboard would you reccomend.
I want to keep it kind of lightweight, and it’s only holding maybe 10kg in total of stove, frying pan, say a 1l of water in kettle or coffee maker.
 
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The problem will be the flexibility of the sides depending on how long they are. You can easily make it thinner if you can subdivide the box. I would have expected from looking at the photo that you would have been as well using min 12.5mm. If you use thinner I doubt if you can successfully use dowels (at least i havent!). If you clamp each jointing individually of course and use a good glue you could do without the Kreg.
 
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Thanks Trevor, I’ll go for 12.5mm and see how I get on !
Just trying to source 750mm lockable sliding rails is a PIA !
So many, and so many bad reviews on Amazon, my local hardware store has pointed me in direction of a localcabinet maker for transport camper vans, so waiting for him to get back to me…
 
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