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Old 06-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #15
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Heh! Your comments in red are so very very true.

You might consider overlaying aluminum and/or birch over the plastic endcaps rather than fabricating entirely new ones. But, some folks have done entirely new ones with great success.

Sounds like you know what you're getting into, looking forward to seeing your progress.

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Old 07-07-2009, 08:36 PM   #16
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Starting to remodel Sovereign

This is really timely. My friend Jo Anne has just bought a mid-70's Sovereign in ugly condition and I have spent the last week gutting the interior for a remodel. I live in a mid 1950's mobile home with the birch doorskin rounded ceiling and I have successfully copied the work in an addition using 1/8 inch doorskin, which is a plywood, which bends reasonably well. I will be trying to cover her Airstream's walls and ceiling with mahogany doorskin. Looking at some of the pictures here on the forum give me confidence that I can do it!
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:08 PM   #17
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wood over the old Laminate

Here's some pics of the finished veneer over the old plastic fake wood. Used Red Oak with Minwax Provential 215 Stain and contact cement to glue. Lightly sanded the old plastic before gluing. Also took away some of the old trailer smell.
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #18
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Wood to the extreme

I just got this in from a friend. Maybe a little too much wood...?
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:58 AM   #19
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🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
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Thanks for a great "to do" list - we are just starting our FM on a 1977 Sovereign land yacht. Just finished removing everything (except the interior skins) catching our breath and then will move on to the interior walls/skins. Please post photos - would love to follow your progress.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:24 AM   #21
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Not possible to have too much wood.....

Grew up around fancy yachts. Dad worked on one where the boat started out as two rail cars full of teak. The captain was hired and spent two years sitting through the wood to match and select every stick that went into the boat. Even the wood painted with gray epoxy in the bilges was hand selected. Absolutely beautiful woodwork work everywhere. (And a total maintenance nightmare. I learned to lay varnish perfectly by hand from that)

True story. When the boat was damaged one year in a minor collision, the original builder went into his shed, and found a matching piece of wood from the original pile. It was 30 years after the boat had been built.

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