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Camper Cocktail Cubby

Welcome to the third entry in April’s Medium Mod Contest.  One Medium Mod will be published in every Email Alert in April.  At the end of the month, we’ll hold a reader vote to determine April’s winner.  Click here for information about the 2023 Mod Contest, including how to enter.

Camper Cocktail Cubby For a RV or Camper

Austin Jephson, Silver Spring, Maryland
Camper Cocktail Cubby
2022 Ford F-250
2022 Capri Retreat

I have a tiny Capri truck camper without much storage, let alone enough for bottles of booze. After a couple of long haul trips, we discovered three inches of empty space behind a panel and figured a bottle-specific booze cubby was more classy than wrapping our bottles in our dirty laundry.

Camper Cocktail Cubby Area In Camper

We had a bunch of scrap plywood and walnut laying around our shop that was used for this mod project. First, we cut an opening in the existing plywood panel.

Camper Cocktail Cubby Being Built

Then, we created the plywood box insert, painted the inside, trimmed it with black walnut, and finished it with Odie’s Oil.

Camper Cocktail Cubby Installed

So far, so good. It fits four standard booze bottles. We will need to cushion the bottles for overland adventures to avoid rattling.

Camper Cocktail Cubby With Alcohol

We are considering buying a three-pack of hard plastic booze bottles.

Materials Used:
1/4 inch plywood
1/2 inch plywood
Scrap walnut
23 gauge pin nails
Pocket screws
Wood glue
Odie’s Oil finish

Camper Cocktail Cubby Completed

It took me four hours to complete this modification and cost me $40.  In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is hard.

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