Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Neu-Moschi German Boma: Kitchen

The boma construction continues with another section of wall that houses the kitchen.
This build starts with a Gamecraft wall that has been doubled up and treated with stucco texture and sanded. To this, I've added a 4ground Lean To with an added metal roof. The building itself is too small to be a kitchen for a boma of this size, so I've opted to add additional outdoor cooking space.  For the oven, I've based mine on images of 19th Century German designs I found online. The initial shapes were carved out of pink foam and glued to art board.  At this stage, I had not glued them or the base to the wall.

The oven and cupboard were textured with Liquidtex stucco, sanded and painted.  The whole assembly was then glued together.  Two gunports were drilled into the wall and framed with basswood following the same procedure I discussed in the front gate post.

Detailing on the oven and cupboard was done with art card, basswood, and manila folder.  A pot hook was built from a paperclip and rivets added with wood glue. Everything was then painted, scorch marks/soot added, and firewood made from twigs was stacked against the wall.

The final addition was the roof.  Support columns were made from basswood coated in stucco texture and sanded.  Strips of plastic were glued across the posts, and then from the posts to the back wall (providing a small gap for the kitchen smoke to exit out). This was further strengthened using O-scale porch brackets from Grant Line. On top of this was glued art card covered with sheet metal textured plastic card.   Roof painting was done according to my regular method.


9 comments:

  1. I really like that sir, splendid work.

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  2. Great job, really beautiful!

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  3. They are looking really good. I'm well impressed.

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  4. Marvelous! I wish I could do such magic.

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  5. Cracking stuff. Love the detail of the pot hanger.

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  6. Lovely work, as always. One design question. Where does the smoke from the ovens go? Are there flues or vents that should be visible above the roof?

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  7. The roof has an open gap in the back for the smoke to come out. I thought about adding a chimney, but a lot of photos I looked at for open African kitchens don't include them.

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