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Phil Brockmeter, Jarrettsville, Maryland
Teak and Mahogany Kitchen Makeover
2017 Ford F-250
2020 Palomino HS-2901
The original kitchen counter (see above) in our Palomino truck camper included a three-burner cooktop, oven, and sink. Those components up too much space and left hardly enough room for our coffee maker. In addition, the dinette table was too large. It was difficult to get around the table to sit.
We did not need a three-burner cooktop or oven in our camper, so I removed them. I also removed the existing sink and countertop. Luckily, I was able to sell the cooktop and oven.
For the kitchen renovation, I started by buying a small undermount sink. For our stove, we now have a two-burner Empava induction cooktop that sits on the countertop. I also installed a cabinet door where the oven had been.
I designed and built a teak and mahogany wood countertop. Using the leftover mahogany I built a new dinette table. You can see in the picture that I used black walnut for the center of the table.
The kitchen renovation and new dinette table have worked out great. The new kitchen counter has given us a lot more countertop space.
It took me too many hours to do this. It cost me $350. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is hard.
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