I found this nice hardwood ply and I HAD to find a use for it so I made the cupboards and draw for the kitchen unit. I didn’t really want the normal camper van look with loads of laminate material and boring hardware so here is what I did whilst keeping things as simple and cheap as possible. Matt did the frame for this to fit the sink/hob to whilst I worked on the other things.
What did I learn this time?
- using wirewool on bare pine is the worst. The bits get stuck in the grain and rust. I sanded it all and started again.
- using a fine grade sandpaper doesn’t may make the wood feel super smooth but scratches can still be present and will show up as soon as any stain based product is applied (more so with oil based because it sinked further into the wood).
- I wont make a draw from scratch again
- Danish oil is a great finish and drys like a hard varnish. Will use this again
I’ll use another post to show plumbing and gas stuff