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Old 10-17-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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2005 Bambi 19' redo

I was VERY inspired by David Winick's book and his 75th anniversary edition Bambi. I was really impressed with the volume of room compared to our stock Bambi. Not knowing any better I said to myself I can do that............ sort of. Hopefully I have uploaded pictures and you can see some of the results......... Major changes: new Birdseye maple table with walnut bungs ( a nod to George Nakashima); new copper sink with live edge Birdseye maple and walnut counter top. Last but not least I took out the old mattress and had it cut into two main cushions. The 25% that was cut out was turned into two bolsters / backrests (not pictured) that can be inserted as bottom of bed is pulled out. Remakes back into full size bed but as a L shaped couch really opens up the interior volume. I should add that I appropriated my wife's hiking staff for the table leg. All in all we're pretty happy with the new layout.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:05 PM   #2
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I really like what you've done with the back bed. Gives a lot more room, and it seems Airstream did that in the past with the corner bath floor plans. Don't know why they got away from it.

The woodwork is nice too.


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Old 10-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #3
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I like what you've done. I own the original Winick 75th prototype trailer and I actually use it...but it's so nice that sometimes you are a little TOO careful; you don't want to mess anything up. The nice thing about it being a prototype is that it's not PERFECT, so that any little ding you MIGHT get in the floor or something doesn't bother you...because when I bought it new it had a few little marks here and there. If it were a museum piece I wouldn't have bought it because I would be scared to actually use it.

I REALLY like the woodwork you've done...and it looks very "campy" and warm.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:03 PM   #4
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Very nice - the two things the std Bambi's lack is floor space and someplace to lounge.
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