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Old 10-27-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Trees, photos of 19'

After a week, we've personalized with couple modifications.
Did not take photo of bins under bed, but will try if asked. Similar to designs we've seen on Forum.
Bed board - We contoured ash board to ceiling over bed. He routed lower edge to match drawers & doors we had routed. We stained with Minwax Clear Stain & Seal, plus two coats of urethane. Looks very close to Escape oak.
Board hides tension curtain rod (shower) & roller hooks. Sewed eyelet holes in curtain as it had tabs.
Things we're pleased we added to build sheet:
*Routed edges to drawers & doors to soften square edge.
*U shaped dinette. 25" side to side. 31" front to back. One pedestal.
It slides toward front of trailer. This makes it easy to sit down, no maneuvering in sideways. Best of all, you gain 12" additional floor space at "entry" for people coming & going!
*Because of larger (6.7) refrig, the microwave had to go under the stove burners. Therefore we lost the two drawers, but had option to re-add in place of one of doors under sink. (Added drawer under wardrobe also). By turning the two burner stove 90 degrees, we have 15" of counter space. More galley mods soon.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Trees' - U-shaped dinette

U-shaped dinette.....gives additional floor space.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #3
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Very nice. I like the curtain detail in particular.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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Do you recall how expensive the wood routing option was? Looks really nice, might have to do that to mine. I have a router, wonder if it can be done easily afterwards. Jim Bennett, you work with wood, what do you think, use a router on the back side to get this effect?
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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It all looks so good. I especially like that U-dinette. That was smart to move the burners.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:11 PM   #7
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The people that make doors for them did it. Think cost was 100.
Since wood not really stained, don't see why you couldn't retro them.
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Doing the routing after the fact is certainly possible.

To my mind, the routing is the easy part. The tough part is getting a good finish that works with the old -- factory finishes are usually spray finishes, and I've never been good with spray finishes.

And that's assuming they used something to which you can apply a new coat. Back in the day it would have been a spray nitrocellulose lacquer, today it might be a spray polyurethane. But you have to know which, because you can't apply one over the other -- if you try, the new finish won't stick to the old.

I suggest you test the finish on the back of a door before you apply the router. Make sure you have the finishing figured out before you remove the old finish.
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Actually, I was thinking of using tongue oil for a different type of finish, the difference may make the edge contrast stand out more which you want. If you highlight the trim it will look better, no?
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U-shaped dinette.....gives additional floor space.
Looks good, but the front bench would actually reduce floor space, no?
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Jim Bennett, you work with wood, what do you think, use a router on the back side to get this effect?
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Since wood not really stained, don't see why you couldn't retro them.
Yes you cold easily just take the doors off, and router the edges. The finish is natural (no stain), so would be easy to touch up.
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Actually, I was thinking of using tongue oil for a different type of finish, the difference may make the edge contrast stand out more which you want. If you highlight the trim it will look better, no?
Tung oil is fine to use, especially good for wet environments, but would give a different hue to the finish than what is stock. My choice would be to stick to a polyurethane for this use.

One of the good things with woods like oak, is that there is a lot of difference in colour hues from board to board, and most natural finishes would probably look fine. Test a piece first, and if you don't like it, sand the finish off.
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