Chuck Box- A kitchen for camping

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Project by Blake Haskins posted 02-15-2021 01:59 AM 1590 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I just finished building designed to hold food and cooking related things while camping out of my truck. I’ve looked at a bunch of chuck box designs prior to making my own, however I could not find any just like this one. One of the most glaring differences is the fact that most of them hold stoves, mine however does not because I already have a storage spot in my camper build. If you wanted to make yours hold a stove a couple inches wider would do the trick. The top part would also be a nice spot to keep the stove all set up, I plan on using mine for food. I do have the option to set the stove across the top part by just hauling 2 extra wooden slats. The mahogany slats on the inside of the top make a really nice surface that I don’t have to worry about scratching or burning paint. Oh, did I mention it had retractable handles? If you are interested in any more details, check out my video-

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#1 posted 02-15-2021 02:30 AM

man that brings back lots of memories of camping out of the back of my truck.looks pretty well setup,what does it weigh? i used to camp alone sometimes so it would have to be something one guy could handle! nice design.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 02-15-2021 03:21 AM

Nice job. It looks like you have everything you need. I like the handles.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 02-15-2021 03:37 AM

Really nice and sturdy looking. Lots of thought went into it. Very good.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#4 posted 02-15-2021 05:14 AM

I might have to steal your idea… Nice job!

-- "It is the job of the woodworker to hide his mistakes and keep a tight set of lips about them!"--Chuck

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#5 posted 02-15-2021 12:13 PM

Back when I was in the Scouts, every patrol had something like this for their kitchen gear and staples. Ours had a way to turn the carrying poles into legs, and a flap-down front so you didn’t need a table.

The best part about building your own is how that makes it into an expresssion of what you need it to be.

-- Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans

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#6 posted 02-15-2021 01:00 PM

I remember the camping box well from scouts. Looks like you have designed this very well. Have fun using it.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-15-2021 01:55 PM

Nice design. Been pushing around making one for a bit now, will check out the video.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 02-15-2021 04:39 PM

Nice explanation but what I like most is a messy shop! It’s not a showplace it’s a shop that get used.


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#9 posted 02-15-2021 05:10 PM

Nice build. A Man’s gotta eat.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 02-16-2021 02:17 AM

Nice solution to several problems.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#11 posted 02-16-2021 04:18 AM

Nice job! I wasn’t in Scouting as a kid, but I have three sons who were, as I volunteered as an adult for 15 years, and we used these things on many a campout.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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