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Temporary Kitchen in Use
Preparing for the Slatwall
Finished Slatwall
First Work Table
Clamping the Table Top
Second Table Completed


My friends acquired a house where almost every room was in various states of renovation. They set up a temporary kitchen with a folding table and a rolling cabinet. I gave them a more workable solution until they can build their dream kitchen. My goal was to only use materials that we already had lying around.

The first countertop I made with rough cut maple I scavenged from a shipping crate and framing lumber they had lying around in their shed. I made it an odd shape to make use of the space behind the washtub sink.

Then, I  installed a slat wall that I made out of poplar 1x's that I had been hoarding for over 10 years and a sheet of pegboard we found in the attic.

The second countertop, I made a little fancier, now that I had access to a shop. The top is made of panel glued framing lumber and the base is cut from old Douglass fir joists that the previous owner had been hoarding.

It is now a very functional, albeit still temporary, space. 

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