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Old 02-25-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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delaminating cabinet veneer

Hello Everybody,
I'm a new Airstreamer and I have a 65 Tradewind. I bought it in San francisco and towed it to Seattle. The humidity here is ruining my cabinets! I could replace the plywood doors but I'm afraid it will just happen again. I do have a dehumidifier and the dry-z-air in the trailer but the wood is still curling up. I was thinking about maybe solid wood doors so there is no veneer to peel. I have to store it out doors. Does anyone have a good solution for this?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:03 AM   #2
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If the humidity is so bad to cause problems with the veneer I suspect you could have a lot of movement in solid wood cabinets. Including possible cupping and warping. You probably should go with a panel and frame door. It would still have ply for the panel but the edges would be captured.

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Old 02-25-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Like Tony says solid is probably going in the wrong direction to combat humidity, plywood is more stable by design. How about trying some interior cabinet grade plywood from a marine supply store? A boat probably has similar moisture concerns, I'd drop a line to someone like WorldPanel as they seem extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:11 PM   #4
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Thanks great idea
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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I have only had that level of delamination when I had excessive moisture, from leaks when my trailer wasn't under cover. I keep a Dry-Z-Air in there, along with a heater running on low, and it's under cover now, and haven't experienced any delamination this winter. The stuff that did delaminate I was able to reglue the part that lifted up and preserve the vintage cabinets.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:30 PM   #6
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If you do need Marine Plywood Crosscut Hardwoods will treat you right. You can also go folks out of Port Townsend, forget name.

You probably would want Okoume. It is a Mahogany like color. More like laun but it is closer than alternative of fir or meranti.

Like Stefrobrts said best to deal with the moisture problem

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If the wood is moving you may have finish that is worn off. You could try a clear coat but paint all side of the wood if posible as you want the moisture to come and go evenly or you will get warp.
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