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Old 03-16-2015, 03:12 PM   #1
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Ash paneling and cabinetry

Does anyone know a supplier who sells ash products to replace cabinetry doors and draws and paneling in my 1967 Trade Wind?
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:43 PM   #2
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Hey jbobarino3! Nope, I don't know where to by "furniture" grade woods. But I bet a lot of folks do. Hang tight, someone will help you soon.

I wanted to welcome you to Air Forums! I see you have a 67 Trade Wind and I have a 66 I've been messing with. I'm not a cabinet maker, but maybe enough mechanical I can get through an axle change and waste water tank install. I've enjoyed working on my old Trade Wind. I think I'm about $2000 from having it "travel ready". It's been a long journey. These Air Forum members have helped me a lot!

You'll have to post pictures of your Trade Wind and your ash cabinet fronts when done.

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Old 03-16-2015, 06:50 PM   #3
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Plywood

Look under hardwood suppliers in your area or call a cabinetmaker and ask them. The ply is probably 1/8 inch which might be special order. Try to get plywood without particleboard in the laminations as is breaks easier at the corners and will swell if it gets wet.
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:25 PM   #4
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I think if you go to a cabinet maker he would have solid ash lumber that he uses to make raised panel cabinet doors. And your local lumber suppliers probably have unfinished solid ash for trims. It requires the use of a planer to properly size it and apply a smooth surface. This supplier would probably be the one who provides material to the home builders in your area. In my area that is not the big box stores.
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This is what I just found on the net.

Ash Plywood 1/4" Domestic

As for 1/8" VC Ash plywood, that maybe harder but not impossible to find. The link below will tell you a lot about different grades of plywood and veneers. These guys maybe able to tell you where to get what you want.

http://www.hardwoodweb.com/pdf/catal...oodveneers.pdf

As for local supplier, just go to any cabinet shop and they would be able to tell you what suppliers would be able to get you what you need, and maybe for a small fee, order what you want.

You want Veneer core, not MDF or Particle core.

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Old 09-06-2015, 10:45 PM   #6
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I used 1/4" red oak and mixed it with the ash... looks great.

I picked up a bunch of red oak paneling and used it for my restoration and it worked out great... the original is half way between 1/8th and 1/4... 3/16ths.
Its a bit tight to get the 1/4 into the channels but it does work if you widen them just ever so slightly with a screwdriver or putty knife. Here is the final result...
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Old 09-06-2015, 10:59 PM   #7
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Some still ash, but most oak.

I have a few panels that are still ash, but most are oak. All of the partitions are oak, all of the doors are oak. I bought the 1/2" oak veneered plywood I used for the doors at Lowe's. The frames of all of my cabinets are still ASH and unless I point that out it is very difficult to notice otherwise.

Someone sells ash, but it is going to be very expensive, and the oak is commonly available and a whole lot less expensive.

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Wow, that cabinetry looks wonderful Chuck. It takes quite a bit of skill to fabricate good looking cabinets. Some folks make a career out of it.

My 66 Trade Wind is out camping and fishing this weekend. We shall see how it is holding up after the renovation.

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Old 09-08-2015, 06:19 PM   #9
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Maiden voyage this Weekend...

It's leaving the yard for the first time in about 9 years... It been a 10 year project with about a 6 year hiatus in the middle due to life's circumstances.
The first 2 years saw the shell off and a complete rebuild/alteration of the frame to make it more user friendly... and then putting the shell all back togeather and painted inside... cut the partitions and did some straw positioning. Then life changed and we could not get back to it for a while... it spent its time as a glorified shed. In the meantime the cabinets got pretty shoddy since they were in my chicken coop and the rodents had a field day in them.
So when I restarted the cabinets were pretty bad and needed to be rebuilt.
The second 2 year stint has been all of the cabinetry, systems, wiring, finishes and lastly spray foaming the underbelly... don't think I will do that again, just too damn messy. Though it does make for a very solid floor... no bounce whatsoever.
I'v got to finish getting the belly pan all riveted up and recheck the various systems and It's off to its first rally... not quite complete but very close it will take me a couple more week ends to tidy up the loose ends.

You can see all of my tools still resident in the pictures... and those are about a month old it a little better looking than that since it has all of the door handles and some additional finishing touches.

Here's the Bathroom door in progress which I don't think I'll be able to finish and install before the maiden voyage...

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can't wait to see it in person!

how'd that spray foam go? how thick does it go on?
I wouldn't think it would be worth the trouble in mine...all of the frame spaces, except for one, are consumed by "tank".
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Spray foam...

It is supposed to be put on in 1" layers, it took me a little while to get the hang of it... generally I have between 2" and 4". I don't know whom got spray foamed more, me or the trailer
See you Friday??? or Saturday at the Business rally.

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Wow, that cabinetry looks wonderful Chuck. It takes quite a bit of skill to fabricate good looking cabinets. Some folks make a career out of it.

My 66 Trade Wind is out camping and fishing this weekend. We shall see how it is holding up after the renovation.

David
I hope everything goes well... for both of us. But regardless everything is an adventure and we are just camping... so I'm gonna do some chillin and grillin and just go with the flow.

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See you Friday??? or Saturday at the Business rally.

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I won't be there. I'll be hear doing "you know what".

I'm like the "Red Sox" of camping. "Maybe next year".
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CWBILL - I am curious about the paneling when you said you have to use a screwdriver to open up the channels. Are you referring to the two channels on the ceiling? I would like to run a strip of nice paneling in the ceiling panel but just did not know if I could find paneling thin enough. Also, it seems like it would be difficult to install. Any hints would be appreciated.
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