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Old 06-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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Dinette/interior cabinets ideas needed

We are living full time in a 1974 27' Overlander. Before we were full time in it, we gutted the mid section out of the bunk beds, and kitchen cabinets. Now that we've been living in it for a couple of months, i'm looking to get someone in and build some simple cabinets, and a dinette.

I found a very funky 60's dinette table, so on one side will get the carpenter to put in a dinette that folds to a sleeping platform, and on the other, would like to put in some not too wide, cabinets.

I was hoping that if anyone on the forum had done some clever work, that they could show it in pictures, so that i could show this guy what i'm looking for. Dinette's are easy, i'm finding lots online, but storage cabinets, not so.

any takers?

this a picture of the space now (we have a series of rubber bins under the blue covers!)

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Old 06-20-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Custom built would be the way to go

To start with....what was it that you didn't like about the old cabinets?
Knowing that would help steer you into a good design for the new ones.

Is storage place more important than living space?

We don't really like the overhead cabinets we have. She says it makes her feel closed in. I don't like the weight that high, and I am always bumping my head. But we need the storage space. Maybe a tall formica counter,
similiar to a bar would work well (with no overhead cabinets). Prepare food or eat at it, with plenty of storage under neath. Leaving the camper with the openess of empty head room.

Take a look at the photos of my 60s diner Galley. And maybe someone will help find pictures of Sneakinup's custom kitchen that he made. It takes a while to sift through his many photos to find his kitchen.

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Old 06-21-2009, 09:21 AM   #3
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agree, first thing is what didn't we like.. for me it was about the space. We removed the higher cabinet on the one site to give us more head room, and more a sense of space. Same with the wall on one side. Now i'm loving the sense of open-ness, but not living out of bins!

i love what you've done with the walls in yours, the pictures show it well.

thanks for the reply!
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