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Old 01-23-2011, 05:22 PM   #29
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One other thing.

I made the doors from the 1/8" door skin plywood. I cut eight doors and laminated two together to make them 1/4 inch, the right thickness for the track I used. I laminated them in one stack. They have never warped or bent the slightest. I drilled 1" finger holes in the doors used on the inside of the track, and installed small wooden knobs on the outside doors.

The whole thing has worked very well for ten years so far.
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I built the framework so that both the upper and lower tracks are trapped in place by the trim on the front of the unit. neither track is held in place by anything else. The upper track is held up by the doors in which they are sliding. If for any reason I want to remove the doors, I remove half a dozen screws and take the trim off and the doors, track and all, fall out forward.
I found some tracks at the lumber yard and was wondering how to install them so they wouldn't show. They are brown ugly plastic. Do you have a picture of how yours are installed with the trim? The sliding cabinet doors (that were originally white with gold speckled formica - we changed them out, needless to say) were held in place with a really nice metal track that included the trim. I wasn't able to find anything like that so went with the plastic track but didn't know how to "hide" the track so it wouldn't show. If you just have trim on the front, what holds them in at the back, inside the cabinet?

You are right about the planning of the dinette. That takes more time than the actual construction itself. And just figuring out how to make things work -- it makes your head hurt!
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:03 PM   #31
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I found some tracks at the lumber yard and was wondering how to install them so they wouldn't show. They are brown ugly plastic. Do you have a picture of how yours are installed with the trim? The sliding cabinet doors (that were originally white with gold speckled formica - we changed them out, needless to say) were held in place with a really nice metal track that included the trim. I wasn't able to find anything like that so went with the plastic track but didn't know how to "hide" the track so it wouldn't show. If you just have trim on the front, what holds them in at the back, inside the cabinet?

You are right about the planning of the dinette. That takes more time than the actual construction itself. And just figuring out how to make things work -- it makes your head hurt!
No detailed photo. The bottom shelf of the cabinet sits on top of the back half of the 2x2 frame. The track sits on the front half of the frame, and the 1/8" thick trim is screwed to the front of the 2x2 extending above the edge just far enough to cover the front edge of the track, thus trapping the track between the front edge of the shelf and the trim piece.

On the top I added a strip of wood to the back side of the under side of the upper 2x2 frame, leaving enough space for the upper track. Works just like the bottom.
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Hi Lindy; Keep meaning to ask what software you used to make your drawing. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress you are making.
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Hi Lindy; Keep meaning to ask what software you used to make your drawing. I'm looking forward to seeing the progress you are making.
I just did it in Word 2010 using "shapes" and "text boxes".

Progress is being made but is s--l--o--w.....
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table hardware?

What kind of wall mount is good to use to attach the table to the wall? I've looked at VTS and PPL and their little two-piece mount looks good but in order to take the table down you have to slide it out. I don't think I would be able to slide it out without hitting the benches. Another one they have is a hinged mount. And then there is always the pedestal leg that goes in the center (my least favorite).

Can anybody recommend one over the other or suggest something else?
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Hinge or slide out

The hinge looks like the best alternative to me. I had the slide type in my old Shasta and it was a bit of a pain. You don't have to have a pedestal mount. You can go with a fold up leg. That is what I have.
Are you planning on using it for a bed quite often?
How is the wood working coming along?
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What kind of wall mount is good to use to attach the table to the wall? I've looked at VTS and PPL and their little two-piece mount looks good but in order to take the table down you have to slide it out. I don't think I would be able to slide it out without hitting the benches. Another one they have is a hinged mount. And then there is always the pedestal leg that goes in the center (my least favorite).

Can anybody recommend one over the other or suggest something else?
The second one, the hinge, is what is my father used in one of his Airstreams. I remember he also put one on the outside of the trailer by the wheel well so we could take the table outside to eat.
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Idea for loading area in the rear and change bench to bed...

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The hinge looks like the best alternative to me. I had the slide type in my old Shasta and it was a bit of a pain. You don't have to have a pedestal mount. You can go with a fold up leg. That is what I have.
Are you planning on using it for a bed quite often?
How is the wood working coming along?
We probably won't use it as a bed very often - it will only be a twin bed size and sort of narrow at that. So it will only be used with grandkids.

Wood working is coming along slowly. We had to go get more supplies in Salida and it has been really cold - with no sunshine lately so we've done nothing for the past few days. Hopefully today will be warmer (as in out of the teens) with sun. We'll see...
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So, what holds you table to the wall?
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In the ledge is a rail, the table is quite easy in it hung up....!

If I the table leg to snap makes, the table can be moved even more....
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The second one, the hinge, is what is my father used in one of his Airstreams. I remember he also put one on the outside of the trailer by the wheel well so we could take the table outside to eat.
Exactly what I did, except that on a Caravel, there isn't enough space on the side of the trailer with the door open, so I put the second rail on the inside of the door and attach the table outside with the door open. You will want an adjustable leg if you do this as the ground outside is usually uneven so the table will not be level. If it is not nice enough outdoors to keep the door open, we don't want the table outside anyway.
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