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Old 05-07-2004, 02:56 AM   #15
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A better pic...

Just love it!
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Old 05-07-2004, 06:27 AM   #16
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Floor looks good. In the last picture, I see the wood folding chairs I am looking for my trailer. Where did you find them?
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Old 05-07-2004, 07:45 PM   #17
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thanks! we got the chairs at IKEA - they fold up too.
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:26 PM   #18
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Maggie you all's trailer looks great. Give us more detail on where the bamboo was bought and brand name and etc.

Also what is story of the blue end dome and blue walls in your trailer? Is there a write up about that?

On a actually not related subject anyone still use a Bamboo Steamer? Havent seen an infomercial on those in along time. Loved mine years ago til it burned up.

going to IKEA tomorrow myself, great place to spend a half a day. Everyone with a Airstream ought to have one of their catalogs. But I am thinking they do not do mail order.
Not sure they will mail catalog out of their market area, but they do have cards to fill out for catalog mailout. In store they will give you a catalog or 2.
Read somewhere that their founder is worlds richest man followed closely by Millionairstream, the New Kid 64, Bill Gates, and Inland Andy .

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Old 05-07-2004, 11:55 PM   #19
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I will get details from The Hub on the flooring and post soon. As for the interior........ well, this is what it looked like before..............
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Maggie I bet it would be helpful to many if you would write up a report on the interior color change.(A new thread would make sense) How long has it been up and how is it holding up?
Any specific problems in applying it etc. Type of paint or stain. Did you all change color in bathroom too? How bout "70's Era Interior Makeovers" for a thread title.

Many of us with the plastic 70's era trailers are considering something similar I know.

Just curious but what were those dark strips on the dome end prior to your color change?
Also looks like you used matchstick (bamboo?) window coverings.
Did you devise something special to keep them back against the window wall curve and bottom?

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You are considering bamboo this time around? Any particular reason? Looks, quality? I liked your floor in the last trailer, wondering if it was all you expected.

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Old 05-08-2004, 11:20 AM   #22
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We really wanted to put bamboo flooring in, but a salesperson who knew of my chemical sensitivities, advised against them. Because they are processed in places like indonesia and china, there are no strict guidelines on chemicals used in prossesing the bamboo- squishing, binders, cooking and pressing. So he told us to avoid bamboo. Too bad, I really liked it. silver suz
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:29 PM   #23
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Need more info on bamboo

We've made a decision to go with bamboo for the floor of our '76 Safari and I'm getting ready to buy. We want to use the new "click" bamboo floating floor and I'm noticing the thickness is around 9/16". I was thinking it should be thinner, closer to 3/8" for the trailer. Is the thickness a big issue? M&J -- what did you use? Anybody else have any experience with bamboo floating floors to share?

Silver Suz -- did you look at the strand grain bamboo flooring? It's supposedly made with a low-VOC adhesive. Don't know if that helps you or not. More information here:
http://www.sustainableflooring.com/bamboo-flooring.htm
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bamboo is awesome. JUST DO IT.

I will be putting down in as many spots in my AS as possible, even wall panels. I great place to source is Smith & Fong Plyboo, out of San Francisco. I did alot of photography work for them and they are great to work with and VERY knowledgable. Ask for Dan or Dino. He'll give you a great price too.
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Post Thanks for the info!

We already have solid wood 3/8" thick oak strips sealed and airing out up in the barn loft. At 104 degrees today it should be well aired. suz
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how hard is it to install a wood floor?for some reason i have carpet in my kitchen,this could be real messy.........
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click bamboo

After looking around we found that the bamboo click flooring only comes in a thicker version although you can get 3/8" solid bamboo. We wanted the non-glue floating floor so we'll probably use the 5/8" click. At any rate, we've postponed the bamboo and have decided to find a "temporary"covering for the exposed plywood until the end of the August so we can get some more summer use of the trailer. Then we're going to start a little more extensive remodeling and remove more of the interior before we put the new floor down. If anyone has any good ideas for a cheap temporary floor, I'm all ears.
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If anyone has any good ideas for a cheap temporary floor, I'm all ears.
a friend of mine went to wally mart and purchased some "throw rugs", they are more like carpeting remnants.

he just cut them to fit and plans on tossing them out when he decides on a final flooring plan. they are not fastened down, allowing removal during projects that create dust etc. yet, still allowing use of the trailer in the mean time.

it makes an inexpensive temporary floor covering that doesn't owe him anything when he decides on a final floor.

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