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Old 03-25-2015, 10:00 PM   #11
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Jim, all the drawers are 3/8 Baltic Birch plywood except the fronts. The BB plywood is just as cheap as the regular stuff, but made better, flat and no gaps. The fronts are 3/4 cabinet grade plywood, beveled top and bottom (or side to side), smoothed with a belt sander, edged and a paper backed oak veneer glued to the frontside. They are a bit heavier than the standard, but way stronger.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:01 PM   #12
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We will be in Osoyoos and all are welcome to view the trailer.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:14 PM   #13
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Jim, take a look at the pictures on the Escape site for the counter in the TA and you will see the difference. On my version, the only cupboard is under the sink. The three at the bottom are self closing tip-out bins, sort of like a flour bin in an old kitchen. This work well in a trailer as the more weight that goes in it, the better it stays closed.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:17 PM   #14
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Chris - I'm curious ... did you take possession of the 5.0 just as one would normally get it from Escape or did you order it with just the cupboard framework and go from there?
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:22 PM   #15
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We will be in Osoyoos and all are welcome to view the trailer.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:53 PM   #16
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That is some great work Chris; the counter top & edge is retro too, no?
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:17 PM   #17
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Yes, it is the same stuff that was used in the 50s, but attached with double sided autumotive tape.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:35 PM   #18
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Chris - I'm curious ... did you take possession of the 5.0 just as one would normally get it from Escape or did you order it with just the cupboard framework and go from there?
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Good question, I got it with no cupboard doors, drawers and minimal framing on the counter. All the rest was finished as one would normally get.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:47 PM   #19
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Wow so beautiful! It's amazing what a difference your changes make. Well done from idea to completion!
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:08 PM   #20
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Wow, amazing work!
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