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Old 03-27-2011, 01:31 PM   #57
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I haven't figured out what type and thickness to use for the foam padding. I'm thinking around 5 or 6 inches thick. My wife is not excited about doing the upholstery.
This is something worth looking into. From what I've seen, one needs a mattress with at least two layers of foam having different qualities. Otherwise you wind up with a bed that is either all marshmallow (you sink right in) or one that doesn't have much resilience.

I'm no expert, but I would recommend getting some expert advice.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:34 PM   #58
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Looks nice! Do you have any shower/bath pics? We're in the middle of tear out & need ideas.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:43 PM   #59
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I am 6 weekends into my own undercarriage frame cleaning, rear steel replacement and reconstruction and axle replacement on my 1968 Globetrotter. We are 2 weeks away from buttoning her up. Then a new fridge, heater and wiring and propane hook ups. These guys are time consuming but what a joy when your done. Be patient, go step by step. At the end you are an aluminitis PRO! Good Luck, look forward to seeing your unit rise from the ashes of old age.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:56 PM   #60
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Looks nice! Do you have any shower/bath pics? We're in the middle of tear out & need ideas.
unfortunately the two pictures of the bathroom cover the entire bathroom. It was originally a half-bath, so when you step in you are standing in the shower pan. I took a lot of time and planning to make sure most everything is watertight, or that it drains into the shower pan. one thing I have not installed yet is a shower curtain. I plan on making a rail that goes around the entire shower pan with a curtain on it. similar to the old clawfoot tubs that had the shower curtain on them.
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Nearly complete!

we are just a couple days away from our maiden voyage after 3+ years of "fun" doing all the repairs. My wife has been diligently sewing away and finished the cushions and curtains. these pictures dont have the curtains in them yet. more pictures to follow. looking forward to our trip.
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So what did you wind up going with for stain for the cabinets/bulkheads?
(looks beautiful, btw!)

what did you use for grey tanks? (size, vendor?)

My bathroom is a bit different, but I'm wondering about the pine paneling. The bathroom side of those bulkheads is finished with a sheet of counter top-like formica, and it forms a shower wall. Wondering if you could laminate a sheet of it to a bulkhead like yours.
I wonder about the thickness, too.

Any details on the construction technique of the cabinet doors?
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What a great project.
This is about the time of the year I shudder at.....when all the enthusiastic ones who bought projects in the Spring....destruct them for the Great Design Rebuild....and then realize the work and expense is beyond their desires/abilities. Airstream project for sale. Many would have bailed out of a project like yours early on. All the original parts and patterns gone.
You did it right! And its beautiful.
I want to know more about the Dutch Harbor Airstream....what a story that must be.
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So what did you wind up going with for stain for the cabinets/bulkheads?
(looks beautiful, btw!)

what did you use for grey tanks? (size, vendor?)

My bathroom is a bit different, but I'm wondering about the pine paneling. The bathroom side of those bulkheads is finished with a sheet of counter top-like formica, and it forms a shower wall. Wondering if you could laminate a sheet of it to a bulkhead like yours.
I wonder about the thickness, too.

Any details on the construction technique of the cabinet doors?
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I used clear satin stain on all the wood. it will naturally darken some over the years.

as far as the formica wall, you sould be able to do it just like a counter top. all of my walls were a little thicker than original. anywhere I used original trim, I just trimmed the wall panel a little to fit the trim.

the doors are pretty basic. routered a channel in the inside of the door to fit the same paneling I used on the walls. I gotta say that I love the Kreg pocket drilling fixture. I used it for nearly all of the woodwork in the trailer.
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Thank you to everyone for the help, encouragement and kind words. Hopefully I'll start a new thread on the first (mis)adventure in her.
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Wow, nice job! Looks like your wife did a really nice job on the upholstery. I need her to talk to mine. I've been trying to talk her into doing ours when I get to that stage but she is scared. She's an avid sewer and quilter but has never done upholstery. Yours looks professional!
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