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TJ Camp Kitchen
by Doug Simon
 

Progress views are shown (photos above and below) for a dry fit to insure every part was cut correctly on the front and back of the Camp Kitchen .
 

 

The next step was to insure the equipment I wanted to take would fit properly so another dry fit without glue and nails was necessary.  In the upper right corner, I decided to add a shelf to install an 800 watt inverter which I have had for several years but never knew where to put (what not a better place than in a kitchen). 

The inverter will be hooked up to the battery with No. 6 gauge wire running inside the right frame rail and terminated with an Anderson power connector over the right wheel well.  It will be plugged in anytime the converter is to be used.  (Even though the converter is turned off it will still drain your battery, at least the one I have will).  The Anderson power connector is the connection most HAM emergency groups use in this area for a power connection so it will serve a dual purpose for me should an emergency communication situation occur.
 

After gluing and air nailing the top, bottom, sides and back of the camp kitchen, I needed to check the offset needed to clear the latch housing on the tailgate.  The future cabinet door, when open, will be the working counter surface of the kitchen.
 

The offset I needed came out at 4 1/4" from the left side of the kitchen unit.  A small drawer for utensils and other small items was constructed to fit between the two horizontal shelves on the left side.

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