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Old 04-26-2010, 10:18 AM   #29
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I'm a pro cabinetmaker just starting my restoration (refurbishment, mine will be better than any Airstream offering, old or new.)
After gutting my '73 Sovereign I eliminated over 1800 lbs of "Original Grandeur" not including the fridge (the landfill won't take it, I managed to sell it on eBay!!)
While I'll obviously be designing & building the new interior with weight in mind, I'm really not that concerned.
The advent of modern appliances, (like a Precisiontemp tankless water heater) coupled with intelligent choices like eliminating the ridiculous oven and replacing the antique fridge, not to mention applying 21st century interior design techniques (eliminate the vertical divide walls, open the space, etc.) will likely reduce the weight I replace by half.

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I suppose that the photos in the Gallery are what you are referring to here. You certainly did a beautiful job, Jeff!

Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:44 PM   #30
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Roettger Hardwoods has made all the doors, faceframes and tops for the conversion that I am doing in our 30 foot classic. They are 12 miles from the Airstream factory and have done all the Airstream cabinetry parts for many years. I don't have their number handy, all the cards I have from them are in the Airstream. If you are interested I will get the number for you. I think if you google Roettger Hardwood it will take you to their website. The daughters name is Renee and her dad is Dennis.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:18 PM   #31
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Here are photo's of what I did. Check out my Blog.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:55 AM   #32
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Roettger Hardwoods has made all the doors, faceframes and tops for the conversion that I am doing in our 30 foot classic. They are 12 miles from the Airstream factory and have done all the Airstream cabinetry parts for many years. I don't have their number handy, all the cards I have from them are in the Airstream. If you are interested I will get the number for you. I think if you google Roettger Hardwood it will take you to their website. The daughters name is Renee and her dad is Dennis.
I was interested in learning more, but couldn't find a website. Here is the info I did find though:
"Name: Roettger Hardwood
Street: 17066 Kettlersville Road
Kettlersville, OH 45336-
Phone: (937) 693-6811"

It's about 12 miles from the factory according to Google Maps.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:03 AM   #33
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:02 PM   #34
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Airstream cabinetry

You have all the right information for Roettger, I don't know why you couldn't find their website. We will be up in the Ellijay area June 15th through June 21st. Maybe we can get together. What change in your cabinetry will you be doing? Jerry.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:56 PM   #35
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Very nice, Frank, very nice.
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Cabinet construction

The main difference between the two types of construction is that true European construction does not require a face frame. With full European construction you will have a bit more interior space in a box with the same external dimensions however the difference is negligable. European construction often utilizes wood dowels or KD type fittings for constructing the box. You will gain the greatest space improvement when making a drawer cabinet using either side mount or undermount slides. You will also gain a larger opening to the cabinet which might be important for installing various devices. You should be able to find some good websites by googling European cabinet construction. I have seen sites that compare the two construction methods both pro and con. Anything European will be in metric but don't let that scare you. Once you get used to working in mm you will find that it is much simpler.
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I need to take a class on this... or maybe just get some fruit boxes and stack them.
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Very nice work Frank...........toastie
Got to say, I kind of regret having the Minuet with its vinyl-coated aluminum cabinets, as it means that I don't have any Frank originals in my trailer (well, I do have a sweet new set of dinette and gaucho ends)...

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Old 05-31-2010, 07:16 PM   #41
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Some really beautiful cabinetry on this forum. And Frank, just georgeous! Ours is not to the caliber of these but we are finishing up on our rebuild of a 79 31' sovereign trying to go with a rustic cabin feel (pine wood). Our blog is linked below.
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Re doing the interior

I just bought a 2005 classic and the dinette does not suit our needs We don't need the extra sleeping space but we could use additional storage and a counter top area for my wife to work on her quilting , So we thought we would remove the dinette and install cabinets with a pull out top we could sit at if we need it .? We have a table in the trailer we could use to eat at as well. Has anyone ever done a project like this ? I think the weight would be close to the same . Any coments

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