Kitchen Kit/Chuck Box

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ITTOG

Well-known member
I saw another kitchen box thread a few weeks ago and began designing my own but never finished due to a small issue I was concerned about. Then today I see this thread which has a lot of great designs and work. I thought I might crowdsource my dilemma.

Below is a series of three drawings that are too scale. The first two drawings are to the same scale and the third drawing is to 1/2 scale. Ignore the shadow in the lower right of each drawing. That is my phone. The first image is the front of the box. It indicates closed but I show what it would look like on the inside. Note that these are overall dimensions and do not include the dimensions of any wood. The areas with no information will be filled with plates, glasses/cups, silverware, spices, etc. As you can see, the design will be based on general storage/shelf, paper towels and pantry, dutch oven, skillet, and coleman stove. The storage/shelf and the coleman stove will fold to the left and right respectively (easier to understand in the third photo).
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The next drawing is from the top. The long skinny section is for my cast iron griddle.
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This last photo is from the front with everything open. Here you can see how the sides of the box fold outwards and not forward. In front of the main box it will fold forward. The overall height of the design is so the top of the coleman stove (on the right) will be 37" high. Everything else is based on it.
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If you didn't notice I have the overall dimensions at the top of each drawing. The last drawing has the overall dimensions of it fully deployed. My concern that I was hoping to get help with is the relative dimensions to each other. I have no concerns about the overall width and height. My concern is with the depth. The depth is based on what it takes to store the components I mention. I feel it is so narrow that it will be a bit unstable front to back. I figure it needs to be about 2' wide to not be unstable. I thought about putting the coleman stove in the front and have it fold forward but then the coleman cover will be in the way of everything behind it. I haven't finished design so I can easily make it deeper. I just am not sure what I will do with the extra depth. I also thought others could provide their overall dimensions for comparison. Anyways, thanks in advance to those that reply with suggestions.
 

Redman333

Adventurer
I saw another kitchen box thread a few weeks ago and began designing my own but never finished due to a small issue I was concerned about. Then today I see this thread which has a lot of great designs and work. I thought I might crowdsource my dilemma.

Below is a series of three drawings that are too scale. The first two drawings are to the same scale and the third drawing is to 1/2 scale. Ignore the shadow in the lower right of each drawing. That is my phone. The first image is the front of the box. It indicates closed but I show what it would look like on the inside. Note that these are overall dimensions and do not include the dimensions of any wood. The areas with no information will be filled with plates, glasses/cups, silverware, spices, etc. As you can see, the design will be based on general storage/shelf, paper towels and pantry, dutch oven, skillet, and coleman stove. The storage/shelf and the coleman stove will fold to the left and right respectively (easier to understand in the third photo).
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The next drawing is from the top. The long skinny section is for my cast iron griddle.
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This last photo is from the front with everything open. Here you can see how the sides of the box fold outwards and not forward. In front of the main box it will fold forward. The overall height of the design is so the top of the coleman stove (on the right) will be 37" high. Everything else is based on it.
View attachment 499776

If you didn't notice I have the overall dimensions at the top of each drawing. The last drawing has the overall dimensions of it fully deployed. My concern that I was hoping to get help with is the relative dimensions to each other. I have no concerns about the overall width and height. My concern is with the depth. The depth is based on what it takes to store the components I mention. I feel it is so narrow that it will be a bit unstable front to back. I figure it needs to be about 2' wide to not be unstable. I thought about putting the coleman stove in the front and have it fold forward but then the coleman cover will be in the way of everything behind it. I haven't finished design so I can easily make it deeper. I just am not sure what I will do with the extra depth. I also thought others could provide their overall dimensions for comparison. Anyways, thanks in advance to those that reply with suggestions.
So it’s 18” tall by 12” deep. Am I reading that correct.


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Redman333

Adventurer
Folded up yes. The concern is when it is open and on its stands which would then make the very top of the box 55" high.
How are the legs designed. You could latch the box to the legs and spread the legs out to give it a bit more of a base.


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ITTOG

Well-known member
How are the legs designed. You could latch the box to the legs and spread the legs out to give it a bit more of a base.


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The plan is folding legs like on a table. But given I haven't purchased anything I could plan it anyway I want. only requirement is they can either be folded easily or removed from the box easily.

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ultraclyde

Observer
Anybody build a diy watertight or weatherproof kitchen kit? Love the idea but hauling it in the open bed of a pickup, it's hard for me to believe I can DIY it better than a plastic storage box.
 

jim65wagon

TundraBird1
Anybody build a diy watertight or weatherproof kitchen kit? Love the idea but hauling it in the open bed of a pickup, it's hard for me to believe I can DIY it better than a plastic storage box.
Go back to the very first post. That's the box we used for years. It rode on the rack, water tight.

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aaen

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The decked system? Waste of space in the truck bed. I went feom a decked system to a front runner wolfpack drawer setup and water tank. I have more in those wolf packs, ability to carry water low on the truck and pressurized, and still have about 12” at the front if the bed i can store random gear in or put my electrical.

Don’t waste your time on it.
 

coreman23

Member
The decked system? Waste of space in the truck bed. I went feom a decked system to a front runner wolfpack drawer setup and water tank. I have more in those wolf packs, ability to carry water low on the truck and pressurized, and still have about 12” at the front if the bed i can store random gear in or put my electrical.

Don’t waste your time on it.
I’m seriously considering the decked system, you’re the 1st one I’ve seen with a negative post about it. Can you share some more cons? Bed space isn’t huge for me, I’m just looking for fairly dry storage, as my ultimate goal is a habitat truck topper. A water tank, if I ever do one, would probably go under my bed when I relocate my spare.

Any insight on the decked would be appreciated.


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