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Onawayman 07-08-2013 08:30 PM

DIY 3 piece window guard
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Here is what I have been working on....

I used 1/2" EMT conduit for the frame. It was bent using my anvil/PVC pipe/T-shirt improvised tubing bender. I have rigid foam for the center and am considering using Formica for the skins (front and back). I was given 60 sq. feet of bamboo blue xanadoo so cost will be zero! I am not too worried about moisture on the Formica because I live in Texas where it never rains and I will only have it on the camper when we travel.

My other option is canvas. That will actually cost something! So far, I only have about $10 invested.

Sorry the pic is upside down. When you open it, it turns over.....weird.

Silverflames 07-08-2013 09:33 PM

Nice! Pleae post a pic when it's done.

TG Twinkie 07-09-2013 07:25 AM

I don't think the Formica will withstand a rock. I would go with the canvas or a fiberglass material.

ventport 07-09-2013 07:39 AM

Looks like the ones I made. I used the pebble grained fiberglass sheet that is used in public bathroom walls to cover mine.

Onawayman 07-13-2013 02:36 PM

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I used your design as an inspiration. Here they are installed. I went ahead and used cloth with rigid foam.

I don't know why my thumbnails are messed up, but if you click on them they open correctly.

Enjoy the picture of my camper in China!:lol:

goshawks00 07-13-2013 03:36 PM

Still look up side down to me... But they do look great!

CanoeStream 07-13-2013 04:38 PM

Nice project!

Onawayman, your iPhone or iPad image files have camera orientation data that is unique to Apple. This confuses almost all non-Apple software when it comes to orientation. Hold your device vertical (camera at the top); rotate it 90 counterclockwise (horizontal, with the 3 o'clock position up) and then snap the picture. Only iDevice pics taken in this position will display correctly.

I've fixed your two images above. :flowers:

Onawayman 07-13-2013 04:57 PM

Thanks for the iPad tip.

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