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Looks great, that is some beautiful woodwork.

I love your name too, a very important part of any build IMO.
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I agree nice woodwork.
From the pictures it looks roomy in the center aisle. What is the width? Does it feel comfortable with two people in the galley?

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[quote=steamboatharley;479369]I agree nice woodwork.
From the pictures it looks roomy in the center aisle. What is the width? Does it feel comfortable with two people in the galley?


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Looks great, that is some beautiful woodwork.

I love your name too, a very important part of any build IMO.
Thanks, the width is 28" between the base of the cabinets and only 24" with the fridge and cabinet knobs so it's a bit cramped for two. I am installing the stove opposite the sliding door so there is more room to work there We haven't taken our maiden trip yet so how well the layout works remains to be seen.

The name was the easiest part of the build. It just popped into my head when I was go out the door I said " I'm going out to work on Vanna White" and my wife liked the name.

I will post some more pictures later in the day.

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Here are a few more pictures of my build.
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I noticed no toe kick at the base similar to residential casework. Is this noticable when working at the counters?

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I noticed no toe kick at the base similar to residential casework. Is this noticable when working at the counters?


From what I've seen, boat and rv cabinetry typically doesn't have a toekick, presumably to maximize storage space. If I were to spend more than a few minutes chopping broccoli, I think the lack of a kick might be uncomfortable.

But, our meals underway are relatively simple compared to home, so we will gladly take the extra 4" of vertical storage.

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I noticed no toe kick at the base similar to residential casework. Is this noticable when working at the counters?
It wasn't practical to put a toe kick in the sink cabinet as it would have blocked access to the water heater under the sink. I could have put a kick under the stove cabinet that I am currently building but I didn't think about it. It is easier to clean without a kick space and does allow for more storage. I don't think it is going to be a problem and if we are doing a lot of food prep we can do it outside at the fold up table we have. So far I am not sure that we are going to even have an interior table as we plan to spent as much time as is possible outside the van.

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Built my stove cabinet, just need to install the laminate and screw it together.
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Very nice. I love the look.

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It wasn't practical to put a toe kick in the sink cabinet as it would have blocked access to the water heater under the sink. I could have put a kick under the stove cabinet that I am currently building but I didn't think about it. It is easier to clean without a kick space and does allow for more storage. I don't think it is going to be a problem and if we are doing a lot of food prep we can do it outside at the fold up table we have. So far I am not sure that we are going to even have an interior table as we plan to spent as much time as is possible outside the van.

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I went with kicks because I was trying to get the magic 24" number and realized I could get there if I used kicks. Now that I'm done and using it, I'm glad I did. I don't have any toe marks on the cabinets like I did in the previous build.

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