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Old 04-01-2008, 10:28 AM   #435
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Painting questions from Marc

Marc:

We used POR 15 WhiteCoat for the walls/ceiling.

We sanded the original vinyl clad aluminum and ABS cap, primed it twice with KILZ and rolled the first coat of WhiteCoat on with a small foam roller.

The two-step paint melted the roller and ruined the job.

(We used a brush for both coats on the shower pan and it turned out pefectly).

The local Canadian distributor replaced the paint, but probably only because I bought GLISTEN clear coat for the bumper at the same time that I reported the failure.

We machine and hand sanded and recoated the bath walls with a brush. It flowed very well and has a brilliant white, porcelain-like look.

It seems very hard.

The rest of the cabin is painted in an oil based eggshell finish from Benjamin Moore in a nice off white named OLD PRAIRIE. Method: old surface cleaned very well, two coats of Kilz, two of paint, all with the foam roller.

Looks very nice, as if sprayed.

There are also two complimentary feature-wall colours used: a dark grey named KENDALL CHARCOAL and a grey/green named CLARKSVILLE GREY.

Everything was applied with those small foam rollers, sometimes called ďGermanĒ rollers. Maybe they started out there.


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Old 04-01-2008, 01:10 PM   #436
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Ha ha, always a German in my life! (My wife is 1/2 German... I give my MIL a hard time all the time.... : > )

Thanks for the info Sergei! Looking great!
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:01 PM   #437
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Marcus:

Hereís a humble shot showing part of the cabinets in the galley. I think the door style is called Adel.

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Across from the galley counter is a 65Ē high pull out pantry. Same door style but in birch, not paint.

In post #375 above youíll see shots of the furniture DavidsonOverlander made for me. Working with natural birch, he matched the Ikea design.

(One of the advantages of a modular system like Ikeaís is that you can change the door fronts on a whim. If I get tired of the white doors in the galley I can swap them out for birch).

I donít think I want to take a chance on the Ikea doors staying closed in travel. Iíll invent some type of closure before I hit the road. For now I am using a simple bungee cord set up. Maybe that is as much invention as it needs.

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Old 04-02-2008, 10:30 PM   #438
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I donít think I want to take a chance on the Ikea doors staying closed in travel. Iíll invent some type of closure before I hit the road. For now I am using a simple bungee cord set up. Maybe that is as much invention as it needs.

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:04 PM   #439
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We built the last remaining significant piece, as often, on the kitchen table. Itís the sub structure for the combination shelf/ extractor fan for the galley.

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Truly outstanding work! I was looking at this picture because I am also using aluminum extrusions for a project. May I ask how you joined the pieces? I see a rivet gun on the picture but ther does not seem to be any brackets...

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Old 04-02-2008, 11:09 PM   #440
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Don't re-invent the wheel... : )
Ikea also sells some closure devices for "kid proofing" the cabinets. They're hooks that keep the doors unable to open past about 1" unless you push down on them. Cheap too.
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:38 AM   #441
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Marcus:

Hereís a humble shot showing part of the cabinets in the galley. I think the door style is called Adel.

Attachment 57508

Across from the galley counter is a 65Ē high pull out pantry. Same door style but in birch, not paint.

In post #375 above youíll see shots of the furniture DavidsonOverlander made for me. Working with natural birch, he matched the Ikea design.

(One of the advantages of a modular system like Ikeaís is that you can change the door fronts on a whim. If I get tired of the white doors in the galley I can swap them out for birch).

I donít think I want to take a chance on the Ikea doors staying closed in travel. Iíll invent some type of closure before I hit the road. For now I am using a simple bungee cord set up. Maybe that is as much invention as it needs.

Sergei
Great shot Sergei, just what I was looking for, many thanks.

I definitely paid close attention to Davidson Overlander's work, because it was so simple and beautiful. I'm a some-time amateur woodworker myself, and greatly admire people who can do such a fantastic job. I'll never be anything more than a hack, but I find woodwork to be enjoyable and pretty forgiving, so even when I make big mistakes I can generally cover for them well enough. If not, well... wood-filler, caulk and mouldings are my best friends.

Good point on the modular nature of the doors and drawer fronts. That's one of the reasons I selected the Ikea cabinetry for my kitchen remodel a couple of years ago. It will be very simple to change out the look should I ever desire to do so.
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Okay, just came up with one more question I meant to ask. Just let me know when you tire of my questions and I will cease and desist!

On your wardrobe sliding doors, one of them is painted and one is finished in birch-- is this the way they came? Was that the only option, or did you make a design decision to achieve that look?
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We used a 3Ē 90í L bracket at each and every INSIDE angle. All riveted construction.

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Old 04-05-2008, 09:05 PM   #444
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Marcus,

I think there were three options with the MALM wardrobe cabinet: birch veneer, white paint or a mirror.

I chose one door in birch and one painted. I repainted it in one of my interior colours, Clarksville Grey. (I didnít want the trailer to be too ďwoodyĒ).

Mixing and matching is another advantage with modular design like Ikea.

Incidentally, there are a couple of Ikea fan forums out there, devoted to unusual applications and uses for IKEA furniture.

When I finish this reno and have more time Iím going to submit some of my ideas.


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Old 04-06-2008, 06:38 AM   #445
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That's a good idea, Sergei. Just as many Airstreamers enjoy viewing the less conventional interior designs, I'm sure the Ikea enthusiasts like to see new and unique applications for their favorite products. It might even be a good resource for thinking out any specific modifcations you desire to make in the future, because someone might have already done something similar before.

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Marcus:

Hereís a humble shot showing part of the cabinets in the galley. I think the door style is called Adel.

Attachment 57508

Across from the galley counter is a 65Ē high pull out pantry. Same door style but in birch, not paint.

In post #375 above youíll see shots of the furniture DavidsonOverlander made for me. Working with natural birch, he matched the Ikea design.

(One of the advantages of a modular system like Ikeaís is that you can change the door fronts on a whim. If I get tired of the white doors in the galley I can swap them out for birch).

I donít think I want to take a chance on the Ikea doors staying closed in travel. Iíll invent some type of closure before I hit the road. For now I am using a simple bungee cord set up. Maybe that is as much invention as it needs.

Sergei
Sergei,

There is an RV-specific latch that will accomplish exactly what you desire..... to keep your drawers and cabinets closed while traveling. It is comprised of a strong plastic hook that engages a spring latch receiver. Very simple to install and can be used on virtually any drawer or cabinet that opens. They close with a very positive ction and require a substantial pull to get the drawer/door open again. Also, they install on the inside so you only see them when you open the door.

I had these on my 40' motor home and never had an unintended opening while on the road.

Let me know if you need more info...............
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Wow! Great job! I have always wondered if retrofitting prebuilt cabinets would work and you have done this! And very nicely too!
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Painting the trailer

Marc, Utee, Others: about your questions on when the trailer might be painted.

Iím guessing by the first week of May.

The trailer is at Wiltsie Truck Bodies in Aylmer, Ontario now, being worked on. I am in Toronto, 3 hours away, so I donít know the exact day-by-day situation with things. I'll go there once a week or so to check on things.

They are now mounting the TV antenna,removing the skylight cover, filling one small dent, sanding, acid treating and washing and taping before the primer and BLACK colour below the beltline are sprayed.

Then they will do the Pepper White above the belt line and over the roof.

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