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Old 04-15-2006, 10:47 PM   #673
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My new dinette table although not as light in weight as planned, did turn out ok after all. It is built with a center of 1x3 pine stock, laid flat and joined with pocket screws. The top is 1/2in maple ply, and the bottom is 1/4in maple ply.
The assembly is surrounded by 1x2 flamed maple stock, attached with pocket screws through the inner pine frame.
After 3 of the 8 coats of finish, the figure in the wood started to appear, and I am excited that it turned out so pretty. It's a joy to look at for me, since I love figured wood from my guitar building days, I guess.
I knew there had to be some kind of background to your excellent craftsmenship. The trailer must be easy after building guitars.
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Old 04-16-2006, 12:57 AM   #674
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Well, it turns out that our camping trip got rained out. Our kids would have been in tents, and their kids ( our grand kids) would have been muddy, messy, cold, and most likely sick by Monday...so, we cancelled the trip and will try again next weekend.
I did find some time today to snap a few photos and tinker a bit with the dinette.

Here some pictures of the finished product, less upholstery.
UWE - what tyoe of finish do you have on your walls?
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Old 04-16-2006, 08:37 AM   #675
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UWE - what tyoe of finish do you have on your walls?
It is a Sherwin Williams matte paint formulated for aluminum, and a finishing glaze in silver metallic, applied with a sea sponge.
We used spray equipment to apply the paint, but did the glazing by hand.
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It is a Sherwin Williams matte paint formulated for aluminum, and a finishing glaze in silver metallic, applied with a sea sponge.
We used spray equipment to apply the paint, but did the glazing by hand.
Thanks, it looks great. I'm trying to decide if I want to go with Zolatone, or try to duplicat the look with something else. I really like the look of the original zolatone, but it is dark and stained throughout. I'm half considering a textured paint from rustoleum that worked great on rebuilding the two-headed gacuho and bedroom lights.
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After seeing the bonus of wine storage offered by the dinette... I think I might add a small one to the curb side of my trailer. Currently there is a little "bar" like area across from the kitchen, but I think that space could better utilized via a 2 seater dinette.

I'm also going to remove the overhead cabinet that's over the kitchen sink and range because I think that will open the kitchen up quite a bit...

Originally I promised myself I wasn't going to change the interior, but a few little things won't hurt. (the slippery slope)
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After seeing the bonus of wine storage offered by the dinette... I think I might add a small one to the curb side of my trailer. Currently there is a little "bar" like area across from the kitchen, but I think that space could better utilized via a 2 seater dinette.

I'm also going to remove the overhead cabinet that's over the kitchen sink and range because I think that will open the kitchen up quite a bit...

Originally I promised myself I wasn't going to change the interior, but a few little things won't hurt. (the slippery slope)
I recreated the overhead cabinet in the galley, because I needed the storage space, as well as some place to anchor the stove vent. My wife wanted it there for light item storage, such as napkins, dish towels, light salad bowls etc. I did leave the curb side without overhead storage, though in order to keep an open and spacious feel inside the trailer, above the long counter top.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:56 PM   #679
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Just listened to your interview on the Pod Cast. My Wife and I enjoyed it very much. It's a great story the only thing we missed while listening to it was the smoke in our eyes from the camp fire and the facial expressions of those listening around the fire. You know the ones who'd been there and done that. Your shake down cruse reminded us of our. The things we do to keep going. Thanks for a good story.
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:06 AM   #681
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Uwe, I'm thinking of looking at a early 60s Overlander. Carlos' idea of creating a Airstream Art studio has caught my fancy. Yes I am a madman. Could you give me any pointers to look for when I go look at this trailer. I know that it is in bad condition. That's why I am interested. Because I'm looking for something I can completely do my own thing with. And not feel any guilt about destroying a good trailer. I'm thinking of a way out 2+year project. I once asked my Dad if we had any Gypsies in the family. His response was " I'm not telling you everything". Anyway I'm thinking airbrushed graphics on the outside and a Carlos type interior. Open for suggestions.
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Me already thinks you are a madman as well if only because your avatar keeps mouthing the word "yo."

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Old 05-06-2006, 09:13 AM   #683
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Uwe, I'm thinking of looking at a early 60s Overlander. Carlos' idea of creating a Airstream Art studio has caught my fancy. Yes I am a madman. Could you give me any pointers to look for when I go look at this trailer. I know that it is in bad condition. That's why I am interested. Because I'm looking for something I can completely do my own thing with. And not feel any guilt about destroying a good trailer. I'm thinking of a way out 2+year project. I once asked my Dad if we had any Gypsies in the family. His response was " I'm not telling you everything". Anyway I'm thinking airbrushed graphics on the outside and a Carlos type interior. Open for suggestions.
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Don,
I like a double axle trailer, they usually ride a bit smoother. If I was to do what you're thinkiong, then I would add windows to the curb side, or get a 1964, which has more windows.
Look for an immaculate as possible skin, everything else needs replacement anyways.
I think that an Overlander would make a fabulous postable studio, there's enough room for all kinds of neat built-ins.
I will post more suggestions as they arrive in my brain.
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Thanks for the suggestion on the 64. I'll do some resurch.
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