17161Re: [DUTCH OVEN COOKING] Re: Dutch Oven boxes
- May 1, 2004Well, remember a few weeks ago that I said I am frugal, not cheap, those same
construction sites, I stop and get 2x4 and 2x6 lumber that was used to strap
modular homes together in transport. They are full of staples. I pick them
up along with the 1/4 to 1/2 sheets of plywood. I built a "bay" in my garage
out of scrap wood. Shelves are 2 feet wide and 30 inches tall. It allows me
to stack all my cast iron on the shelves. My BIG pots are stored on the
bottom under the shelves.
As far as transporting, I have a trailer that I put my DO and other
equipment. It has a wood floor. DO on the bottom and other equipment in those Wenzel
Remember about me being frugal not cheap? Well......... I just bought a pop
up trailer that the top and insides were completely shot. (Paid $50 for it).
I stripped it down to the frame and am building a low riding trailer that
will have a cook table and ability to haul my CI on it. I couldn't get by on the
free lumber, had to use pressure treated this time. So, for the rustic look,
I bought lumber yard rejects. Still structurally sound, but the look is not
for those $150,000 homes. Paid $50 for an entire pickup load. it will go
along with the look of old time with the CI.
I guess if the name "Frugal Gormet" was not already taken by Art Ginsburg, I
would adopt that one as my nickname!
In a message dated 5/1/2004 12:10:43 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
So Mark - how do you store your DO's? Ours are stored outside in the
shop, which is why we did the boxes. Course we don't have 50 pieces
stored out there either! Is there a better way? The bags look nice
but seem so expensive. The boxes do haul well in the back of the
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