Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

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Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Mon May 02, 2011 11:01 pm

Bobhenry is always coming up with great ideas for recycling somebody's junk for camping purposes. I thought I'd share my different takes on a Dutch oven stand.


This is some sort of music stand I found for a few bucks at Goodwill. On it is an aluminum griddle sans handle. Works okay. Griddle is somewhat warped.

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Same music stand with a commercial cookie sheet on it. Cookie sheet also came from Goodwill. This works very well. No windscreen, however.

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Cookie sheet in action.

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I bought a piece of 3/16" aluminum sheet, cut to 16" x 32", to fit my Camp Chef Expedition. It works extremely well, but will not support a pile of hot coals (as opposed to a ring). Got too hot and warped the aluminum.

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Warped aluminum

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This is a galvanized oil drain pan. I have two of them. They also work on the music stand, on the ground, in the firepit, or on the warped aluminum sheet.

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This is the aluminum sheet before I used it. It was originally going to be used on this band saw base I took out from under my band saw when I built a custom cabinet for the band saw to sit on.

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This is a firepit I have in my back yard. It worked well as I learned how to DO cook (such a short time ago)

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This is my current project, a 16" x 32" x 10 Gauge (approx 1/8") sheet of hot rolled steel, wrapped in 1" angle iron. Just welded it together yesterday, and painted it today with high temp flat black paint. Ir is sitting on my Camp Chef Expedition, awaiting the fabrication of legs.

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This was my most difficult learning experience. I forgot everything mentioned above, and had to cook on the fire grate in the grill box provided by the campground. The 10" worked (barely), but the 8" wouldn't sit level no matter what I did. Just goes to show you, it doesn't matter what you have, if you leave it at home! :o

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Postby DragonFire » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:38 pm

i'm trying to figure out a DO stand also. When mine comes in this week, I'll start practicing with my firepit. But after that????

I love Bobhenry's way of repurposing stuff..I thrift a lot and have my eyes peeled for things that can be used for camping. Now I'm thinking I need to go back and pick up that camp stool I saw at a thrift...I have chairs, but can it be made into a DO stand??? Hmmmm...
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Re: Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby slowcowboy » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:56 am

old tread but a good valable one chawlk full of good info!

I am sitting here at 11 am and its about time to eat something stomach is growling and it just did a spring wet snow thing and its turned into a house day here in wyoming.

I have my sattallite dish courtsy of north side mercatile. or( fremont county land fill) or the good old dump. and I am looking for bobs do table to get ideas on how to build that thing.

I came across this tread and man!

the food in them thar dutch ovens cliff is making my stomach growl.


what is the stew?

is it in the dutch oven recipe book?

what is the chicken is it in that same big book mike has that you can print out on here in the recipe section?

what is the stew called and what is the chicken under?

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Re: Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:39 pm

I just posted this somewhere else, but this is my copy of Bob Henry's DO Stand

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I made 2. :D
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Re: Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby doris s. » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:15 pm

I love the idea of a dutch oven stand but just more stuff to schlepp. Do you think that a large metal sheet on top of a picnic table would keep the table from burning? :roll:

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Re: Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby honeask » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:44 pm

I could be wrong but I think at least there would be some scorching on a wood table. Park people might not be too happy about that. Again, only my opinion and I have been known to get it wrong. :lol:
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Re: Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby Cliffmeister2000 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:21 am

A commercial grade cookie sheet or pizza round will work great on a park-provided BBQ. :D
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Re: Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby doris s. » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:42 pm

Maybe I will try it at home first. Place a few two by fours and put down a metal sheet and away we go. I usually just make my fire on the ground and bend down to tend it. The park service grills would work fine though but not all places have them.

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Re: Things I use for a Dutch oven stand

Postby Catherine+twins » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:18 pm

Well, I don't have a picture of the Smoky Joe Weber Kettle as a DO stand for my 8" DO, but I have used it. Here's the 8" in the smallest "full size" Weber. We'll probably take the Smoky Joe with us on camping trips to use as the DO stand on picnic tables.

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