Monday, May 24, 2010

Kitchen Counter

The kitchen counter for the wagon is being made out of a modded computer desk we had in the house. I bought this exact desk for $15 or something at the Restore:

We have been using it as extra prep space in the kitchen for about a year. The desk is nice solid wood, and when I measured it, the surface was exactly the right dimensions for the wagon. So, I disassembled the desk:

I refinished the surface, which was gross and water/wine stained, with a homemade finish of mineral oil and beeswax:

Then I chopped the front legs down to the right height and partially reassembled the desk. Here's what it looks like right now:

The table will be made into cabinets next, with drawers and cabinet fronts. The surface will have a sink and a one burner stove installed, and voila! We will have a kitchen for the wagon!

1 comment:

megan/mason said...

What you guys have done with this wagon really just blows my mind. It looks incredible! Though, I guess I'm a bit biased as I've wanted to live in a gypsy wagon since I was 5 or 6 years old.