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Old 08-24-2008, 02:06 PM   #575
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Fridge Fit...

I went ahead and test-fitted the fridge. I really like the way it looks in there. I haven't test fitted it IN the trailer yet, though. It's a walk from the wood shop and I don't feel like carrying a fridge just for a pic! haha! Soon enough...

Anyway, it fits snug, REALLY snug. I took the bottom plate off and made the mounts for it before sliding it in. Once the cabinet is finished and installed, I'll slide the fridge in, and bolt it from the bottom.

Overall the effect is pretty cool. I can't wait to get the vintage door pull on there!

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:09 PM   #576
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Here's a shot of the side next to the door. I'm not sure what I'm going to do in that area yet. It will either be a set of 3 shelves, maybe with a few LEDs to light them up, or a cool looking mount for the mac mini (which I still need to get, I guess!) I'll figure that out later.

The bottom opening was initially going to be a wine rack, but I'm not sure I can fit enough bottles in there to make it worth it! I'll have to tackle that a little later.

The doors at the bottom are going to be perforated aluminum. Great ventilation for the fridge. Plus, I can use them on the lower openings on the couch to help the AC breathe as well...

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:12 PM   #577
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Extra Space...

I'm not sure If I'm going to leave this or do something interesting... but on the bed side of the fridge cabinet, I ended up with a space that is 4" deep 16" wide and 20" tall. It seems a shame to not come up with a use for that space...

I'll have to do some noodling before I permanently attach anything. At the very least, a secret door to keep toiletries in, or maybe another set of shelves.... dunno...

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #578
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FINAL test...

I'll check em in a few hours to make sure the fridge is up to snuff...



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Old 08-24-2008, 02:17 PM   #579
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Ahh, how nice. You packed one for me. Maybe the space beside the fridge could be for a fold up small table like a TV tray. I'm sure you could build one to match your cool interior. Plus it is always nice to have an extra table outside when camping.

Awesome work as usual. Can't wait for the cool beer and the tour.

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:49 PM   #580
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I'm not sure If I'm going to leave this or do something interesting... but on the bed side of the fridge cabinet, I ended up with a space that is 4" deep 16" wide and 20" tall. It seems a shame to not come up with a use for that space...

I'll have to do some noodling before I permanently attach anything. At the very least, a secret door to keep toiletries in, or maybe another set of shelves.... dunno...

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See JC Ferguson's slide out pantry in this post. He gives credit to Uwe.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:09 PM   #581
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I really like the slide-out pantry idea. 4" should be wide enough for canned and boxed food, or many other items. Your pasta jars, however, will probably not fit...

Nice work JP. I guess I'm going to just keep on saying that every time you post pictures. Sorry if it gets old hearing it...

I really do need to find a time to get out and see your trailers in person. I've already told Rob Baker and Frank that I'm going to come out to the WDCU Cherry Blossom Rally next April, maybe I'll stop off in Georgia on my way up!
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:15 AM   #582
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well, the sides of the cabinet are already built, and I can't make it slide out without redoing the internal frame (due to the curved front). I could make a hinged section on the countertop that flips up to let you stuff a blanket in there, though, or I could open up the side with a trap door that hinges out (something sneaky and magnetic so you don't notice it right away). I'm leaning to the latter.

The coors were ice cold! Job Done!

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:08 PM   #583
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Well, after test-fitting it, I decided the vintage bargman handle might be a little too much for this fridge. I may end up using it on the outside of the trailer, though, if it looks good there. It would be a shame to not use such a cool handle!

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:10 PM   #584
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I finished roughing together the galley cabinet this past week. Here it is prior to test-fitting...
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Old 08-30-2008, 06:16 PM   #585
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and for the big test-fit. Here it is in the trailer, with the fridge cabinet set back in as well. Everything is fitting in pretty much like I planned. It's definitely a little more cozy now (not as much floor space), but still very livable. Not having any walls in it is going to definitely keep things open and friendly.

I'm still playing a little with the actual location of the toilet. If I shift it a little more forward, that would give me room for a small cabinet on the rear, and possibly a tiny sink for toothbrushes, etc (though how much sense does 2 sinks in a 15 foot shell REALLY make?)

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:20 PM   #586
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Here's a better pic of the toilet location. You can see the circle on the floor for the original location I was planning. Moving it up, though frees up some space behind it, plus a cabinet on that side would also hide the water line running from the tank over to the toilet and galley.

The cabinet visible beside the toilet will have 3 or 4 shelves, trimmed in aluminum. I was going to put a door on it, but I don't think I'll have the room for that here.

Up top, there will be a thin divider wall that runs up to the ceiling along the break between the end caps and the birch walls. This will give a tad of privacy to the toilet area, and at least keep it out of view when you're cooking!

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:22 PM   #587
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this is going to be a small magazine rack, next to where the couch and the galley come together. No wasted space in this trailer!

I'm kind of in a rush to get these 2 cabinets put in, at least temporarily. With all the overlapping curves, I want to make sure the girl who did our trade wind cushions can get an accurate template to go by on these cushions as well. I'm towing it over to her place next week, wednesday or thursday at the latest!

I ran out of bendable birch, so she'll have to do her measurements with the raw wood frames for now.

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:29 PM   #588
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And now for the coolest part. I have the AC unit mounted under the couch as you walk in. A while back I did some tests with ducting and cooling. The longer the duct, (obviously) the worse the air flow. If I leave it unducted all together, I was afraid all it would be doing is sucking the freshly cooled air right back in, so I came up with the idea of running the intake along the bottom of the galley cabinet. If you look closely at the kick plate on the bottom of the galley, you can see it's made up of 1X2s, with lots of open space. I'm planning on painting it all black on the bottom, and putting perforated aluminum across it to allow the air to be sucked in from further back in the trailer, and then pumped out up front through (a yet to be built) duct/door in front of the fridge, also made from perf-ed aluminum.

I plan on using a lot of perforated aluminum throughout the trailer, so it should blend in quite nicely. That's the plan, at least!

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