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Old 11-07-2006, 07:41 AM   #57
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Heading for a more simple life here - hauled everything out and put down a reclaimed wood floor. Feeling good with the turn out - the shot here is after sanding. Recently I stained it walnut which is nice and warm next to the alumiunm interior and the poly is drying as I type.
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Old 11-07-2006, 09:41 AM   #58
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Looking great Theresa. I'm about where you were a year ago on my 63 FC, except I'm lazy so I'm buying new aluminum for the inside.

You're really doing an inspiring job, good luck.
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Ah Roger thanks I'm happy you like the changes. A question for you: do you remember if the original wiring works? I plugged the trailer in once and blew out the garage - had a good laugh. But I'm getting ready to look over the wiring soon and hoping the original is working along with the new.
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Oh, Theresa... it's GORGEOUS! You're doing a GREAT job! Sorry I didn't see this until just now... only about five months behind, but yes, the 110AC worked fine... then. Check to see if perhaps a wire has rubbed through and is shorting on the aluminum somewhere... that has been known to happen, and the 110 was re-wired by the previous owner, so I can't tell you what that may or may not look like...

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Old 11-08-2006, 07:57 AM   #60
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Theresa,

You put full thickness wood flooring in there on top of your plywood flooring? Any idea how much weight that added to the trailer? Did you put that in conventionally, nailing it to the sub-floor with standard flooring nails?


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Well I did sand it a bit but yes, it's heavy. I was planning to take the thickness down but truly got so excited to lay it that I skipped the planning process. So it's full thickness on top of the plywood but hopefully very few heavy items going back into it. I'm in limbo waiting for the poly to dry but can't wait to take a picture of it dry and share it with you all. Anxious to start working on it again. Thanks for the feedback... it sure feels nice.
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Old 11-08-2006, 01:53 PM   #61
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i definitely like the idea of real wood vs that laminate stuff. i've been in trailers with both (ours has the laminate), and you just can't beat the feeling of the real stuff. can't waitt o see the pics of it! good show!

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Old 11-08-2006, 02:10 PM   #62
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heavy... not really...

I bet you're at the same weight as if you'd put in Pergo or the like. The particle board backer on the laminates is HeAVY! I compared packages of bamboo (for example) full thickness flooring and the laminates - I think the bamboo might even be lighter .

I'd not worry about it - looks great! I think my only fear would be the poly splitting between boards with vibration... but then you'll have the vintage look.
looks great!
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:47 PM   #63
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I'd not worry about it - looks great! I think my only fear would be the poly splitting between boards with vibration... but then you'll have the vintage look.
looks great!
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Ah...I feel much better - love the vintage look - fine with me if some splitting happens. Although no plans for the road in my future just a short haul into the woods where I plan to spend the winter (if I ever finish). Well thanks for the advice.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:01 AM   #64
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Finished the floor and liking it – really warms the space. Starting on a place for the woodstove to set – I’ve built a couple of different tables, one with an old green drawer, one also a low ornate table, but I like the simplicity of this already built table. I’ll need to place a metal heat shield in between the table and stove, which I think will add a nice contemporary kind of feel. With interior spaces I tend to lean on the sparse side with old elements, but I want to make sure I have plenty of storage with a sparse feel and also a hip looking place too. Soon the woodstove will be working - hopefully real soon with winter hanging close.
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Old 11-27-2006, 12:26 PM   #65
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You have done wonders with your '53. It's gorgeous.

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Finished the floor and liking it – really warms the space.

I’ll need to place a metal heat shield in between the table and stove, which I think will add a nice contemporary kind of feel. With interior spaces I tend to lean on the sparse side with old elements, but I want to make sure I have plenty of storage with a sparse feel and also a hip looking place too. Soon the woodstove will be working - hopefully real soon with winter hanging close.
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Looks fantastic Theresa, I'm envious of that floor. For the heat shield I used three layers of the drop-ceiling material under the metal (you could have an hvac place fabricate a piece with bent sides to cover the insulation), then used long bolts to secure the stove through the metal and insulation to the table below.

Wish I had that floor!

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Old 11-29-2006, 08:47 AM   #67
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ditto! i really like the real wood. i was planning on a tile floor in my '59... but i think you may have converted me! plus, i bet it's as solid as a rock when you walk on it. i have the fake wood in our trade wind, and i really don't care for it much. would one think wood walls, and wood floor would be too much wood? (i sound like Dr Seuss!)

looks beautiful!

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Personally I prefer lots of wood but it's a personal taste thing. My wife is okay with it but I suspect if it were just her making the decision she would have a mix. I find wood to be very peaceful to look at and to be surrounded by, with a light mixture of polished aluminum and chrome. My friends have almost no wood in their interior - for them it's all about bright whites and pastels and colors. When I'm in their trailer I feel like I'm out of place but they love it. I'll take wood any day over the options - do I have an old log cabin complex perhaps?

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i hear ya. i live in a log cabin, though... log walls, log roof, wood floor, and wood furnishings... sometimes it gets to be too much. wood looks awesome with aluminum, though!


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Nothing like shiney aluminum and nicely finished wood with rich, deep coloring. I love my mahogeny. Makes the trailer's mood so relaxing and comforting.

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