Vanagon – Grills! Grills! Grills!

Over the years I’ve had fun making silly grills that go on the back end of the kitchen unit. Ostensibly the grill is to provide a bit more ventilation for the heat made at back of fridge.

I started with a more less copy of the stock grill, but that’s not fun. This led to my Cthulhu line of grills. Accommodates a USB outlet and a voltmeter, and switch to choose between either. This particular example has a cut out for a fridge cooling fan controller wiring .

Next was the, perhaps more obscure, Austrian armament company line. To be fair Steyr , as in Steyr-Puch, had a hand in making the Syncro. You might notice lack of small hole for the switch to choose between USB and voltmeter, and the addition of screw holes that I used to mount a muffin fan behind to maybe help the “Vennelashun”.

Recently I’ve drawn inspiration from the Dieter Rams school and went minimal. You’ll notice the slightly wonky angles of the inserts… Herr Rams would not be pleased.

Ask me if I take myself seriously …

  1. #1 by Joel on August 24, 2021 - 5:05 pm

    I like what you’ve done! I definitely need to put a new instrument grill on that side of the kitchen unit.

    • #2 by albell on August 24, 2021 - 5:07 pm

      Do it, just keep in mind the table when you place your outlets.


  2. #3 by Kevin Guarnottta on August 24, 2021 - 5:08 pm

    pretty nice! ARe these all milled out of aluminum or plastic? I can’t quite tell from pics.

    • #4 by albell on August 24, 2021 - 5:11 pm

      First two are from 1/8” aluminum.

      The last one is 1/8” or so, alumibond ( same as dibond. Painted aluminum on both sides sandwiching a polyethylene core).



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