Finally fed up with filling a picnic table with my cooking gear and stove, I searched the web for chuck box designs. I settled on the Grubby 1 by Blue Sky Designs. The pictures below show some of the build process.
I’m looking forward to releasing this project into the wild. After that I’ll comment further…
[UPDATE] After taking the chuck box on a hand full of trips I can say that it is overall a great addition to the camp kit and I should have been built sooner. The only issue that I’ve had is the durability of the stand. The glue joint between the front rail and the side of the stand broke on the first use. I’ve since reglued the joint and added 2 screws to each. If I were to do it over again I’d dovetail the stretchers into the sides.
[UPDATE 9/4/2014] We used the box for almost a month straight and it was awesome. It has a number of scratches from being hauled in and out of the van many times a day. Still, it held up well and was it ever fantastic to have all the kitchen stuff easily accessible. After leaving the box setup in a monsoon rain which filled the spice racks with water I decided to drill a weep hole in each corner of the side cubbies to allow it to drain should that happen again.