Saturday, April 14, 2007
Cabinet Work Continues
ok i have finished up the cabinet work on the left side, which is the kitchen sink and stove area. now i have started on the right side. I bought an electric 110 volt fridge for $199.00 and then built a frame out of 1x2's to box it in. Then sheathed it in the Luana plywood. Then i started building the top cabinets from the fridge to the back wall. I built the cabinets in three sections and screwed them into the wall. then i put the doors on and all the hardware and the microwave over which i bought for $49.00. All of this was just dry fitted together, later i took all the hinges off and then sprayed everything with about 4 thin coats of varnish. As you can see the roof is not on yet. Luckily i have 12' ceilings in my garage. The next photo is of the Thetford cassette toilet i bought off of ebay for $330.00. I boxed it in and made a lid. Also i built a small box down the side of the seating area. This was built to hold Hoses and such. Then i put piano hinges the length of the two covers. The tops will be covered with cushions for seating. I also built a step up box to get up into the bed. This box will hold my water tank and a 12 volt battery to run ceiling lights when not hooked up at a camp site. My intention is to always stay at a place that has power and water hookups. I will not have a generator, no room for one. This camper only has an 8' box and the tailgate should be able to close. I added the last 3 photos showing the cabinets sprayed with varnish. I had to tape everything off first and all the doors were taken off and sprayed by themselves after all the hardware was taken off. I found that on this project it is better to dry fit everything together, tweak it, put it back together till it fits just right. I am no cabinet maker so it was a learning experience.