After many looks at the kitchens on this site I made my own.
I used 15 mm and 7 mm marine ply and painted it with marine varnish
which increased the cost but will hopefully last a lot longer also.
It is simply a box with a hinged top and front, partitioned in the
middle to suit my gas stove and the boxes I used for storage
beneath. I have not included any dimensions as they will differ for
each setup. I bought a small sink off e-bay and inserted it on the
other side and sealed this wet section with silicone. I chose not to
permanently plumb the water, drain and gas connections and after
travelling and living in the trailer for the past 9 weeks it has not
proved to be a problem, it just adds 5 minutes to the setup.
The front door holds everything in while travelling and
serves no other purpose. The top folds out to double the bench space
and I used a broom handle and an R clip to provide the support with
holes drilled at intervals to allow for uneven terrain, it also
serves as a light holder. I also cut another lid the same size as
the stove space and this sits above the stove, again increasing the
bench space, which I store under the stove when travelling.
I put some slides under the box so that its weight is fully
supported when travelling and mounted the kitchen onto the tailgate.
I beefed it up by using two angled steel brackets bolted to the
outside of the box and then to the tailgate.
For a pantry I made another box to suit four larger boxes.
All of the boxes are Oates stackable drawers which appear a little
sturdier the others on offer and can be replaced if needed. I used
dowels to lock the drawers closed which are pinned with R clips and
have never opened in our trip. I pull the pantry forward after
opening the tailgate and it gives us plenty of storage with easy
I hope this helps with ideas if you are planning to build
your own. I found the project very rewarding and ended with a
kitchen that is very functional and easy to use.
thanks to Andrew
Ebb for sharing this idea