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Old 08-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Great progress on new U-shaped dinette

I just posted a bunch of details and more pictures in the main "u-shaped dinette" thread. Materials are cherry hardwood and stainless steel.

Such a huge upgrade from the smelly ugly convertible sofa. Next steps are to staple in upholstery webbing, install in the trailer, get cushions made, and fabricate the drop down table top.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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Looks great!
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Wow! That's impressive!!! I definitely want to see the end result! This is gonna look so good!!!
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Maddy and Sport say thumbs up for comfort ! Next step, install in the trailer.
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That webbing is a great idea for providing airflow and lightweight too! Hmmmm... Might work under the beds to stop mold. I like it!
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That is not a bad idea, but you would need to sister strong rails to the existing bedframes to staple the webbing into - I used 1.5" x 2" cherry hardwood, and I reinforced with a crossmember when the span was longer than 24"...

There is a LOT of tension on the frame from the straps trying to pull the rails into the center, even before you sit / lay on them...
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I am so impressed with this!!! So well done!!!!
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Benches are installed, table top is halfway done. Next step is to get cushions made.
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All ready for tailgating - still needs professional cushions, edge molding on the table, and some detailing - but getting close. My homemade stand for the table is a little wobbly - will need to get a professional model I think.
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Nice color combinations. Will the 'professional' cushions be the same color? Great work!
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Yep - Stanford colors. My AS is half for camping half for tailgating...
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Here is the final product. I'm extremely happy with how it came out. Total cost of the cushions was about $2000. I sourced the materials for the cushions but hired a professional seamstress to assemble them. It was another $500 or so in materials for the benches. And of course a lot of labor. Will be trying it out at the Pac 12 football championship game tomorrow, and crossing my fingers to be able to head to the Rose bowl next month too.

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Those are beautiful. Nice work!
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That's really sweet! Where will you store the table? And does it convert to a bed?

Beautiful work - luv the metallic inserts.

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