Miguel has been helping me with welding up the stainless steel cabinet frames. Here’s the left and right frames in place in Trog:
and from the rear:
On the right is the kitchen, at 35″ from the floor. The kitchen has a refrigerator aft, and a stove/sink above. The 9″x10″x65″ area between the cabinet front and the right wheel well will be a 27 gallon freshwater tank made of 316 stainless. On the left, the cabinets are 43″ high. They feature a hanging closet and an exterior accessible storage area via the old roll-top doors which I will convert into flip-out hatches.
The cabinets will be “skinned” by some 1/4″ to 3/8″ bamboo plywood inset a bit from the frame. The ply is fastened to the frames by button head screws so any panel can be removed for access to wiring or plumbing behind. The cabinets themselves are also bolted to the floor/sides so they could potentially be removed and modified for reconfiguration.
I still haven’t figured out what the cabinet top material will be. I’d love to get my hands on a granite on honeycomb composite, but I’ve only found them available in the theoretical from China (There’s many many hits to the search “granite laminate honeycomb”, but all of them are from Chinese firms. I suspect that none of these firms actually make the product but will if there is a customer).
Working in the shop with Miguel has been fun. He taught me a bunch of metal working many years ago. With his help, we’ve been able to make the frames square to 1/32″ of an inch — something that isn’t too easy with stainless which loves to heat-warp.
Next up is the seats forward of the cabinets.