The Outdoorsman is our toughest and most flexible camp kitchen. It is available in both Baltic birch and marine-grade Okoume plywood. All design features of the cabinet are identical, the only difference being the species of wood. The Outdoorsman Baltic Birch sports a new countertop extender design that enables the extenders to be conveniently attached to the outside of the counter for easy transport and storage. The Okoume still has the original extender design, which has to be stowed separately. We provide a carrying bag. The differences between the woods are explained following the basic Outdoorsman description.
Outdoorsman Baltic Birch & Outdoorsman Okoume
- Made in Colorado, USA.
- Three storage compartments with a removable divider for flexibility.
- Slide-out shelf with magnetic knife rack.
- Two drawers for spices, utensils, and silverware.
- Nickel-plated continuous hinge to support the counter.
- Adjustable hardwood legs for uneven terrain and countertop height of 30″ to 36″. These legs are a new material and design and are included with the Outdoorsman. If you have an older design without the fully adjustable hardwood legs and would like to upgrade, you may purchase the legs separately (see Buying Options below).
- Countertop extenders to make your working space even larger. For the Outdoorsman Baltic Birch, they are attached to the outside of the countertop when the unit is closed. The Outdoorsman Okoume extenders are stowed separately.
- Quality craftsmanship.
Cabinet size & weight
- Outside dimensions: 28-5/8″ wide, 14-3/8″ deep, 18-3/4″ tall
- Inside dimensions: 27-5/8″ wide, 12-3/8″ deep, 16-3/4″ tall
- Height above the top shelf: 6-1/8″
- Empty weight without legs and extenders:
- Baltic Birch: 35 lbs.
- Okoume: 25 lbs.
- Legs and hardware: 5 lbs.
- Extenders: 5 lbs.
Countertop working surface
The countertop working surface is 18″ x 28-5/8″ without the extenders. With the extenders, the total countertop working width is 49-1/4″ for the Baltic Birch and 52″ for the Okoume.
Outdoorsman Baltic Birch
3/8″ and 1/4″ Baltic birch solid-core, CARB-certified plywood
The My Camp Kitchen Outdoorsman Baltic Birch is produced from birch trees in the Baltic region of Europe, primarily Russia and Finland. We chose Baltic birch for our products because of its strength and solid core, which enables dado, rabbet, box, and dovetail joinery.
We use Grade BB, which is generally light and even in color. Occasional small, tight knots are permitted. Open knots and defects are cut out and replaced with small veneer patches before gluing. Grade BB permits up to six small patches per sheet. The veneer selected for the patches is of the same general color as the basic face veneer. When possible, we cut the wood so we can position the patches on the inside.
Although the thickness is commonly expressed in Imperial (English) units, Baltic birch is manufactured to metric dimensions: 1/4″ is actually 6mm and has five plies; 3/8″ is 9mm and has seven plies; and 1/2″ is 12mm and has nine plies.
For the Outdoorsman Baltic Birch, we use a UV-cured epoxy acrylate finish on the flat surface. This is an extremely tough and scratch-resistant finish. To bring out the attractive contrast of the plies, we use an oil finish for the edges.
For our Outdoorsman Kit (see below), we use unfinished Baltic birch.
1/2″ and 1/4″ Okoume marine-grade plywood
We chose Okoume not because it is marine-grade but because of its light weight. Okoume is 30-percent lighter than Baltic birch. Another advantage is its beauty. When finished with a clear varnish, Okoume has a light mahogany appearance.
Also known as gaboon or combogala, Okoume (aucoumea klaineana) is a tree species. It is only found in Gabon, the Congo, and Equatorial Guinea in Africa. Okoume has an exceptionally high strength-to-weight ratio, making it the plywood of choice for racing boats and applications where weight matters. Because it grows rapidly and regenerates well in clearings, Okoume is a highly renewable resource. The logs are shipped from Africa to France and converted into a marine-grade plywood by Joubert Plywood Group, which ships products for sale in the US. It is significantly more expensive than Baltic birch but worth the added cost.
The finish on the Outdoorsman Okoume is a two-component exterior-grade conversion varnish.
Outdoorsman Baltic Birch Kit
Build your own Outdoorsman
Enjoy putting the Outdoorsman together yourself, with a friend, or with someone you love—but don’t worry, we already did the hard work for you. All cutting, routing, and drilling has been completed. All of the same hardware used for the Outdoorsman is included along with detailed instructions.
The Outdoorsman Baltic Birch Kit has all the same specifications and features as the standard Outdoorsman but comes unassembled and unfinished. You only have to sand, assemble (glue and screw), and apply the finish of your choice. The Outdoorsman Kit does not include extenders. These are available in kit form as an option.
This features the same extender design as the Outdoorsman Baltic Birch. It is not compatible with Outdoorsman Kits or finished Outdoorsmans purchased prior to May 2016.
Constructed using white ash, the finished and fully adjustable legs come with a carrying harness. These will fit any previously purchased Outdoorsman.
Keep your Outdoorsman protected and dry with a waterproof cover. The optional Outdoorsman Waterproof Cover fits over the cabinet. Made of heavy-duty reinforced vinyl, this cover will last for years. It comes in forest green.