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Old 11-26-2004, 12:52 PM   #15
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Canvas and tatami mats...

eljay,

Thanks to the pointer for the canvas. You may be right that 60" canvas might be fine for an AS interior but the fact that 12' wide stock is available is a great thing to know. Their curtain track looks interesting too.

Paula,

I have wondered if anyone used to living with tatami mats would want to do that to their AS. It sure seems to be a great way to keep things light and simple. Please keep us posted if you decide to go that route. Also, do you know of any good sources for tatami mats?

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Old 11-26-2004, 01:26 PM   #16
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I did a quick web search and this site appealed to me:

http://tatamiroom.com/cgi-local/catalog.pl

From doors to mats to lighting-Kind of rolls the whole concept together. LJ
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Old 11-26-2004, 09:49 PM   #17
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I have gutted my Limited and just now in the process of doing the walls. I am putting vinyl upholstery fabric adhered with adhesive to 1/8" high density foam and then adhesive again the two to the walls. I am putting a different thinner fabric on the end caps and down the center strip for accent. Its a redish "rino sued" they call it.

Seem like it would be kind of hard to put framing for stretched fabric around the windows and compound curves.
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Old 11-27-2004, 06:21 AM   #18
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I am putting vinyl upholstery fabric adhered with adhesive to 1/8" high density foam and then adhesive again the two to the walls. I am putting a different thinner fabric on the end caps and down the center strip for accent. Its a redish "rino sued" they call it.
And when can we expect pictures???
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Old 11-27-2004, 08:53 AM   #19
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Hopefully in a couple of weeks. Just finished building the kitchen cabinets and now making the bed frames. A friend is helping me do the walls so have to work on his schedule. After the wall comes black/white checked linoleum. The whole thing snowballed from a miner redocorate into a total remodel. Guted the whole interior except the hall bath and closet area.

I have recieved lots of ideas and help here and really enjoy and use what I read here.

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Old 11-27-2004, 09:17 AM   #20
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I have gutted my Limited and just now in the process of doing the walls. I am putting vinyl upholstery fabric adhered with adhesive to 1/8" high density foam and then adhesive again the two to the walls. I am putting a different thinner fabric on the end caps and down the center strip for accent. Its a redish "rino sued" they call it.

Seem like it would be kind of hard to put framing for stretched fabric around the windows and compound curves.
Must be nice living in that dry climate. If we put soft walls in our AS here in the North East the mold and mildew forces of evil would be having a party we could only end by tearing it all out.
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Old 11-27-2004, 09:27 AM   #21
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Lately it has not been so dry. Lots of rain this fall. Thats why its not done yet. Get rained out last couple of weeks.

I grew up in MA so I know all about your weather. Used to have a Photo studio in Fitchburg.

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Hey! Look at this site for canvas, sunbrella fabrics. http://www.fabricsandvinyls.com/


I am just reeling with the possibilities! LJ
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Old 11-27-2004, 11:56 AM   #23
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David,

You said the following in one of your posts:

"Seem like it would be kind of hard to put framing for stretched fabric around the windows and compound curves."

Actually the stretched fabric was not intended for the outside walls. I was suggesting its use for interior walls other than the outer ones. Namely the walls that are needed to enclose the bathroom area and provide separation between the bedroom, bath and kitchen areas.

I think you mentioned building new interior walls and cabinets. What did you use for those things?

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HI Malcolm,
Not building new interior wall as I left the hall/bath area intact. What I am doing is building new kitchen cabinets, overheads, bed in the rear and front bed/sofa. I am turning the dinette area into an eating counter. Am using 1x2 to 1x5 poplar for all. I will send a pix of the frame work later.
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:07 PM   #25
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A blank canvas...

I see that I started this thread more than two years ago! Just this last weekend I finally got to the point where this topic is now relevant for me. I finished installing all of my interior skins (except for the strip down the middle). I also applied two coats of Shelac based primer (BIN's) and everything now looks clean and crisp. I still need to do some checking to make sure all of my wiring is OK before I put the middle ceiling panel back in place. I also need to come to some conclusions about lighting down the middle. I have included a couple of photographs of the sparkling white interior in the hopes that it may be of inspiration to some of you that are still working toward this goal yourselves.

At any rate my Airstream is now a blank canvas inside and I am finally ready to start putting it back together. So I am wondering if anyone has any updates on things that they have done along the various lines of what has been discussed here to date. I still have not yet made up my mind as to what type of materials to use for my interior partitions. I am still leaning in favor of either canvas or hollow core doors. I am still thinking about what type of doors to use for either option. For that matter I am still not exactly sure what my floorplan layout will be.

Anyone interesting in continuing the discussion started here?

Thanks,

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