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Old 07-09-2016, 11:35 AM   #1
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We are going to begin interior framing in our Airstream. Do we use the standard 2x4's or do we need to order something different? We are going to be building custom cabinets, bathroom, bed, etc.. Advice?

We also are getting this toiletometic 310 Series Standard Height Toilet, White. Is this a good toilet for everyday living?

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Old 07-09-2016, 04:02 PM   #2
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1x2 is the heaviest framing we put back in ours, using existing as a pattern. We used a 1x3 for reinforcement when redoing our bed frame.


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Old 07-09-2016, 04:32 PM   #3
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Not sure what you would be "framing" that would require 2X4 dimensional lumber. You want to be thinking more in terms of cabinet construction using 1/2 or 3/4 inch plywood or building panels with stiles and rails made from 1x2 to 1x4 boards and plywood or solid wood panels.
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2X4s are definitely overkill.

I rebuilt everything front of the bedroom and using a combination of hardwood and softwood cabinet frames covered with 1/8 and 1/4 inch hardwood veneer plywood. 3/8 inch AC ply for the seat bottoms and 1/2 AC for countertops.
Hopefully you have saved the wall partitions and channels riveted to the walls. 1/4 inch ply fits snugly in the channels and eliminates the need for framing the back side of the cabinets.

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I used 3/4" or 1/2" plywood cut long way into strips of 1", 1 1/2", or 2" depending on the task at hand.

It is light, strong, and stable.


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