In true low-buck fashion, this is a freebie project. One of the advantages of being a really lousy woodworker is that I always have lots of scrap wood lying around from earlier mistakes. Some of it is really nice wood, which I decided to put to use in a galley extension.
Our galley counter space is limited, and our room to add more counter space is limited as well, so I cobbled together a folding extension which will mount to the aft end of the galley, beside the sink in the picture below:
(Please ignore the epoxy bubbles and runs- I still need to sand and add the final finish.)
Hidden behind the flap when it is stowed is a narrow shelf, just big enough for nav tools, pencils, a pad of paper and issues of Good Old Boat and Small Craft Advisor.
Most of the materials were scrap on-hand, but I did have to shell out $7.46 for hinges.
Also seen in the above picture is the knife rack, cut from 2 x2 cedar.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Nature abhors a vacuum, and an empty flat surface is the topological equivalent of a vacuum. Flat surfaces inevitably get covered up with, well stuff. And on a boat, things are made worse by the dearth of flat surfaces to begin with. Brian over at Dock 6 addresses the problem head-on with a clever folding counter extension: