when you are designing a Galley

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When you built your galley

I copied someone elses
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mine is a manufactured
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3%
I always new what I wanted
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19%
I have changed the design over the years
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6%
I never stop looking for new ideas
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22%
I do not have the skills to build one as fancy as I would like
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11%
I am very happy with the one I have now and I have a picture to offer bellow
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19%
I do not use a galley and eat away from the trailer.
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14%
I am still designing my galley but below I am offering some suggestions.
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6%
 
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when you are designing a Galley

Postby Ron Dickey » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:47 pm

When you are doing your build and you are doing your galley.... what rules do you follow.

When you build yours how long did it take for you to make a final draft?

Please offer sites and suggestions for those who are starting a new build or have shelves now and want to finish the design.

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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby Socal Tom » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:08 am

For my 2 cents, I recommend designing your galley around what you intend to bring. If you know the stove, oven, cooler, bins, boxes.... that you intend to carry, then you make a place for everything that wastes the least amount of space.
Option 2, it just make a few large spaces and wing it until you figure it out, and then make the nice galley ( where I'm at)
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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby Roo Dog » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:40 am

Our galley is designed for short trips.
One or two nights is about us these days so the galley is minimal.
Stowage under galley bench.

Take it easy.

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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby Shadow Catcher » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:32 pm

We learned from the first one and Nancy designed this one.
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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby halfdome, Danny » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:49 pm

The best way to design a galley or anything else in wood is to make a full sized layout on a piece of cardboard or plywood.
I'm referring to the profile or elevation of the design.
It wouldn't hurt to do one of the face/front too.
Trace the profile where the inner side of the galley lid will come into play so you know that everything will fit.
Take your full sized measurements and make your cutting list and if you measure accurately you can't fail.
If you make a layout you'll know exactly how it will look and function.
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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby doug hodder » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:05 pm

I think the Danny has the best approach to it. It's the only way to really think things through and make sure that you only have to do it once. For me...I position the large items, cooler and where I want the stove...then build around those items. Things like lots of drawers only add more weight,time, and effort which means $$. All this kind of depends on your type of galley. Is it a full to the floor thing, or only a half way to the floor thing? I like the full to the floor type galley.

If it were me, I'd try to do larger drawers with dividers in them for your cooking items. For the upper portion...just doors, but behind them...it's all open and not divided off. Under the stove...a pantry with all the pots and pans. Just my opinion. Doug
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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby Gage » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:28 am

I designed my galley in my head, made a few 'paper dolls' and then built it. Tanya is happy with the way it turned out and that's what counts. No changes are planned. :)

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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby working on it » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:20 pm

When I was planning the trailer... I wanted cabinets, pullout stove, cooler space, ?microwave?, running water, and formica countertop. What I ended up with is not considered a "galley" anymore, to quote KCStudly in another thread of mine
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He was quite accurate, my galley is a galley in name only. Other priorities changed it to a storage area, with only the stove being stored there, and the "running water" only if the spigot is opened on the water jug (or if the A/C drips).http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=54945&p=1018905#p1018905107576 I only had so much space in the squarebacked 4x8 to work with. I don't know if I would've really re-prioritized it, since it is just now finished, and un-tested. But now I know why larger footprints are popular...you can squeeze in a real galley!
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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby Oldragbaggers » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:54 pm

I only needed a very simple galley due to our planned use of the teardrop, which is more about traveling and other activities and less about "camping and cooking." Not that I have anything against camping and cooking, but I am not an elaborate cook at home either. Some meat on the grill and a nice salad or some steamed veggies and we are happy. We'll do our best to keep up at the gatherings, but we wouldn't do all that if it is just the two of us.

I did what Doug said, I picked my cooler and set it where it was supposed to go, determined what a comfortable height was for me to have the counter, and went from there. My storage is a big open space, now filled with everything I could reasonably need, neatly organized in plastic bins. We have plenty of room in our truck for an extra cooler or a collection of cast iron should we decide we want one in the future, and our extension table gives me plenty of counter space to work. Compared to some of the boats I have cooked in, it is absolutely elaborate.

For our needs K.I.S.S. works best and I am very happy with what I built. I've been sitting here for the past few minutes staring at this screen and trying to decide what I would do differently in the galley if I were doing it over and I couldn't think of a single thing. Huh, how about that..........

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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby planovet » Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:33 am

I just thought mine up in my head and built it as I went along. No plans, no templates. Kinda like the rest of my tear...


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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby nevadatear » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:38 am

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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby Oldragbaggers » Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:21 pm

You have a very nice galley, Debbie. It was obviously built for a woman who likes to cook!!
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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby Rlowell » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:04 pm

There is always something that you would/could :lol: :beer: change...
I changed mine as I built and do like the final result. I am able to cook my food, carry what I need and "look" cool doing it...in my eyes anyway.
I think that is what it is all about...enjoy as you build and as you camp.

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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:32 pm

I rebuilt it lots of times and it works for me. I don't care how long it takes and I don't plan to finsh it!

its works the way it is.

I had no plans it was all in my head and I made it up as I built.

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Re: when you are designing a Galley

Postby jss06 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:59 pm

I built it to hold the stuff I knew I was going to be carrying with me.

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