The Rondack Lodge
The Galley..

Design Copyright 2007, Steve Frederick

Frame Exterior Walls, Body Floor Assembly Phyll's Fenders Cabin Interior Galley Electrical/Plumbing Finishing/Details Voyages

The galley area is 6'-4" wide by 36" deep! I'll have a lot of room to build a nice gourmet kitchen!

I start out by building up the sides. The seal for the hatch is built-in during the assembly of the galley walls.

This is some Cherry left over from the sides! I glued it over some Luan to make a 1/2" thick sealing ledge. I used thickened epoxy for this job.
For more on this method, check out my
 Builder's Manual!

For the counter, I going to build up a base, covered in Curly Maple Ply. My base here is 1/2" poplar ply.

Since I needed to install dividers between the different cabinets, I made a pattern. I cut the dividers from 1/2" poplar ply.

Here, I have the dividers in place. I fastened them with 3/4" square blocks and screws.

I built a face frame from Cherry for the cabinet fronts. I joined the frame with biscuits.

Here is the face frame in place! The center area (where the clamps are) is the rear of the cabin cabinets, I'll install panels that will match the other galley doors here, they will not open.

I milled a counter front rail from 1-by 2 Cherry. The area that is white in this shot, will get covered in 1/4 Curly Maple ply.

Blocking was installed to support the edge framing. Glue and screws finish the job.

I built up the lower cabinet partitions from 1/2" ply in the center, and 1/4" ply for the outer two dividers.
Cleats of 1/3" cherry will allow the framing to be fastened to the lower cabinets.
The holes are for screws, installed from the rear.

I trimmed the bottom and the rear of the divider in 3/4" cherry also.

I used biscuits to attach the top of the framing to the counter rail. Glue and screws hold the framing to the partitions. This method is easy, strong and light weight.

I'm going to apply some 1/8" ply to the top of the cabinets. Here, I have blocking glued in place to support the front edge.

The counter surface is in place. I applied epoxy to it before placing it here. The epoxy will build up a moisture barrier.

On to the cabinet doors! After cutting the parts, I marked them up for milling the biscuit joint. A register mark lines up the cut on both sides of the joint.

I milled all of the parts for the eight doors. The process took less than half an hour!

...The results of cutting and milling the door parts.
The wider board is the top/bottom, the narrow..the sides.

I glued up all eight doors on my bench..I've been buying bar clamps a little at a time....I have 16 in use in this shot!

I have the hatch test fitted here. I used some salvaged door hinges to temporarily attach the hatch.

Here's a mock-up of the galley cabinet doors. Curly Maple in a Cherry frame.

I know that this method is not strictly "by the book", but it works, and is pretty easy!

I just use a rabbiting bit in the router, and mill out a ridge for the center panel to fit into. Trim the panel to fit...

A small bead of glue and a few brads or staples...

..And voila!! some simple, easily built cabinet doors!!

Here's the galley with a coat of poly! The two center panels are fixed, and are the rear of the cabinets in the cabin.

I sprayed all of the doors with Minwax poly-urethane.

Here are the lower shelves for the two center cabinets. They will get fitted to sliders.

The sink slide-out, under way! Simple ply and nailer construction is used.

Here are the slide-outs for the stove (at the rear), and the sink.
Each will get drawers, accessable from the side, with the slide-out extended.

Here is a test fit of the sink slide-out. I'll glue/screw the door front on later!

Slide-out door fronts are on! Here, I'm fitting the smaller drawer fronts.

A shot showing the placement of the sliders on the cabinet interiors.

I don't know why I took this shot, except that it's pretty!
(I think I was trying out the wide angle lense on my new camera!)

Here is a better shot of the slider installation. I padded out the sliders with scrap blocks to get the right fit.

Another test of the new wide angle lense?????????

The sliders for the smaller drawers. They're 12" long.

The sink drawer (8" deep) and one of the stove drawers (3" deep)

My first attempt at gas springs! I think that they worked out well!

Almost ready for food! I'm giong to cut in a sink next!

The stove center! I'll cover the top with left-over floor covering.

The stove with the drawers opened! Notice how tall the slider is? It's a 150# rated full extension unit from Austin Hardware.

...More drawers popped out to say hello!!!

We're ready to start packing!! There is a ton of room in this galley!!

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Updated August 5, 2007
This design is Copyright, 2007, Steve Frederick

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