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Old 04-14-2007, 01:08 PM   #43
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Larry C is right on the money. Good quality cabinets are not cheap, and cheap cabinets are not good. You truly do get what you pay for. As far as using plywood ( cabinet grade hardwood) on the interiors, it's the only way to go.
Craftsman2, Thanks for your comment. Are you saying that plywood is also referred to as cabinet grade hardwood? We are using plywood for the 'boxes' and real maple for the cabinet doors and drawer fronts. I believe the bulkheads are maple ply.... Pam
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I think Jack might have meant that using the "good stuff" on the interiors is the mark of good craftsmanship. I agree - to me it is nice for the inside of the cabinets to look as good as the outside. Who wants to look at a big ole ugly knot inside the cabinet anytime a water glass is needed?

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Old 04-14-2007, 02:25 PM   #45
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Pam,

If you are interested in something really vintage looking take a look at these laminates:

Retro Laminate : Boomerang, Cracked Ice, Retro Counter Tops

They are more expensive than some you could chose but you don't need all that much for an Airstream and maybe one of them would be just the thing.

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Old 04-14-2007, 02:25 PM   #46
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I think Jack might have meant that using the "good stuff" on the interiors is the mark of good craftsmanship. I agree - to me it is nice for the inside of the cabinets to look as good as the outside. Who wants to look at a big ole ugly knot inside the cabinet anytime a water glass is needed?

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Tom, Sorry to be dense! But what is the 'good stuff'? Is the plywood good? It looks pretty nice. Thanks, Pam
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... But what is the 'good stuff'? Is the plywood good? ...
Plywood comes in many grades, and the cost is contingent on the grade. Cabinet grade plywood is one of the better, if not best, grades. 'Good stuff' can mean many things. But in this case it means that both sides of the plywood look good.

Many times cabinet makers will make sure the outside of the cabinets look like a million bucks while relegating the rest of the cabinet to 'structurally sound'. In other words, while whatever cabinet you get will perform its function well, some of them will only look good with the doors closed.

The bottom line is that it sounds like you are getting cabinets I would not mind having.

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Old 04-16-2007, 12:29 AM   #48
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Pam, I have a great round sink, It's 14" wide and 8" deep, finally large enough for a frying pan to soak. I found it on e-bay and it was around $50. I'm going to have my cabinetmaker make a formica cover for it for extra counter space. When you get a chance for pic's put them on, I'm still trying to decide on the wood. I see so many great idea's and only 1 airstream (so far) We are doing the Blue Pearl in the Jimmy Buffet "a pirate looks at 40" theme so we are tropical. We want all the warmth we can come up with since we are on the coast. When you start on fabric look up Malinamade.com great retro fabrics in barkcloth.
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:00 PM   #49
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When you start on fabric look up Malinamade.com great retro fabrics in barkcloth.
I think you mean melinamade.com...right?

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Old 05-23-2007, 11:57 PM   #50
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Update

I am attaching photo's of my progress so far... Cabinets should all be complete next week sometime and I will add more.
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Looks great Pam! Update the photos when you get it all in. (Please)
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Nice looking work. Love the round sink. Just refaced my existing frames in my 345. More of a CCD look, but I also installed the round sink. Keep posting with pics.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:41 PM   #53
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Okay, Pam. It's now late June and still no pics of

the finished product!!! Come on, we want to see...
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the finished product!!! Come on, we want to see...
Finally, had some time to get some pixs... thanks for the interest!
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Now that the cabinets are in, I will be on to the front area. This is how I have it set up for temporary use. It is helpful to use it like this as I plan on a permanent solution (which will be in the future as money allows)... I see the cost of my Airstream in units like I heard a friend use with his sailboat .... each unit is $1000. So, I figure I am about 2 'Airstream Units' from doing my dinette remodel!

I have purchased bamboo for the floor with a heating pad to place underneath. I have had some problems with a leak in my grey water tank, so will not be doing the floor until that is resolved. It actually leaks into the bathroom floor when over filled and drips out the rear belly pan. One might ask why it gets overfilled!? The answer is a new owner... with lots to learn.

Here are the pictures... (granddaugher in her typical pose!)
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Wow!! Impressive!

Are you going to redo the twin bed area and bathroom?
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