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Old 06-12-2013, 03:19 PM   #29
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I don't want to screw anything into the floor. At least right in the middle of the room.
This new bamboo floor is floating, and on a pad. Plus we want that clean look when we remove the table completely. I know, it's so picky right?

Thanks for the suggestions. I found a marine (yacht) table base that I really like, but its $990. Not really in my price range.

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:40 PM   #30
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Watching what you have done and talking to my wife about what we need to do in the frot of our Airstream, I would like to build using your design as inspiration. Would you mind posting a materials list for what you made? Ours will end up being L shaped, and the jury is still out on the lighting system (I have to convince my wife)
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Old 07-14-2013, 01:00 AM   #31
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I wish I could. But I don't have a list. I bought the wood as I went, and kept on going back for more. Plus I used several leftover pieces of lumber that I had laying around.
Here's a guess:
4 - 2x4s 8ft long.
1 - 3/8ths 4x8 CDX (or cheap plywood for the seat tops)
1 - 3/8ths 4x8 Hardwood Plywood (nice finished/sanded plywood for the part you see.)
2 - packs of 16" drawer sliders
1- 48" piano hinge stainless.
2 - 1x3" 8ft. nice trim stock.
2 - 1x3" 8ft cheap stock for hidden supports.
3 boxes of various screws.

I think what's more important, and what I spent a really long time designing was the dimensions. I drew up plans about 5 times before I got it right. You have to figure in the thickness of your cushions and the fact that the walls pretty much are vertical at that point in the curve of the sides of the trailer. Also, if you are making a bed at night, you need to have enough cushions to fit exactly in the spot where the table goes down for the "night" mode. Except for my rounded corner cushions, every seat back cushion is utilized in "night" mode. And the back cushions are short enough that they allow you to lean back over the top of them. As in, they come up to about my armpits when sitting, and you can rest your arms on the top of them. The seat depth is rather short on the sides, but it was a compromise to make it all work together.

I made several scale drawings to figure it all out, and one mock-up chair to make sure my dimensions were comfortable. I used our couch cushions as stand-ins for the mock-up.

Usually, I would just give it my best guess, then rebuild/adapt if necessary. On this project, once I figured out the fabric/foam/upholstery was going to be $1,600 there was no "re-do" if I got it wrong. So I put the extra time into proving my theories of design before committing to the project.

The LED lights are really not necessary. But they are a nice party trick, and gives your guests something to talk about. I'm actually on my laptop, in the J-Lounge, at a family reunion, tethered to my phone, and the cool blue color LEDs are gently bringing their light to the front of the coach.

Good luck and post up a thread here when you make it happen.

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:19 AM   #32
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #33
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I really like the changes. Bookmarked for reference.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:31 PM   #34
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This is exactly what I was thinking about doing with my Ambassador since I'm in the process of cleaning it up. Thanks so much for sharing this!
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:45 PM   #35
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That is so nice! What an improvement. Really opens that area up. I envy your skills. and, thanks for posting the pictures.

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Old 04-30-2015, 09:30 PM   #36
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Wow outofcontrol!!! That is great work!!! Kudos!!👍
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:59 PM   #37
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Kevin -

You have done a fantastic job on this. Wow! We also added cut outs to the box sections of our new U shaped lounge using a Union Jack designed aluminum radiator panels. Now that I have seen your lights, we may have to do a little adding on! My husband will love this!

Thanks so much for sharing!
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Thanks for this post! Amazing work. My husband and I are at the beginning of our remodel and are looking to do something very similar. Just wondering if you ever found a permanent solution for your table? Thanks!
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Beautiful remodel and cool lights!
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Great lounge

Hi Kevin, would you mind telling me where you got the cushions?
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:39 PM   #41
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That's what I want in our 75 Sovereign. We are talking about an eventual gut and redo. Looks awesome.
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I love your seating area. you did a wonderful job! We are going to change out our gaucho couch to this as well. Did you leave the under coouch area as storage? Any reason you didnt put in drawers, or was this because you put in the speakers etc. It looks wonderful!! We too are painting all of our excella's wood cabinets and paneling..we are over the honey oak!
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