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Old 07-24-2011, 11:11 PM   #61
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Nearly complete!

we are just a couple days away from our maiden voyage after 3+ years of "fun" doing all the repairs. My wife has been diligently sewing away and finished the cushions and curtains. these pictures dont have the curtains in them yet. more pictures to follow. looking forward to our trip.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:37 AM   #62
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So what did you wind up going with for stain for the cabinets/bulkheads?
(looks beautiful, btw!)

what did you use for grey tanks? (size, vendor?)

My bathroom is a bit different, but I'm wondering about the pine paneling. The bathroom side of those bulkheads is finished with a sheet of counter top-like formica, and it forms a shower wall. Wondering if you could laminate a sheet of it to a bulkhead like yours.
I wonder about the thickness, too.

Any details on the construction technique of the cabinet doors?
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:09 AM   #63
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What a great project.
This is about the time of the year I shudder at.....when all the enthusiastic ones who bought projects in the Spring....destruct them for the Great Design Rebuild....and then realize the work and expense is beyond their desires/abilities. Airstream project for sale. Many would have bailed out of a project like yours early on. All the original parts and patterns gone.
You did it right! And its beautiful.
I want to know more about the Dutch Harbor Airstream....what a story that must be.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:12 AM   #65
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So what did you wind up going with for stain for the cabinets/bulkheads?
(looks beautiful, btw!)

what did you use for grey tanks? (size, vendor?)

My bathroom is a bit different, but I'm wondering about the pine paneling. The bathroom side of those bulkheads is finished with a sheet of counter top-like formica, and it forms a shower wall. Wondering if you could laminate a sheet of it to a bulkhead like yours.
I wonder about the thickness, too.

Any details on the construction technique of the cabinet doors?
Chuck,
I used clear satin stain on all the wood. it will naturally darken some over the years.

as far as the formica wall, you sould be able to do it just like a counter top. all of my walls were a little thicker than original. anywhere I used original trim, I just trimmed the wall panel a little to fit the trim.

the doors are pretty basic. routered a channel in the inside of the door to fit the same paneling I used on the walls. I gotta say that I love the Kreg pocket drilling fixture. I used it for nearly all of the woodwork in the trailer.
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:15 AM   #66
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Thank you to everyone for the help, encouragement and kind words. Hopefully I'll start a new thread on the first (mis)adventure in her.
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Wow, nice job! Looks like your wife did a really nice job on the upholstery. I need her to talk to mine. I've been trying to talk her into doing ours when I get to that stage but she is scared. She's an avid sewer and quilter but has never done upholstery. Yours looks professional!
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