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Old 04-14-2016, 11:44 AM   #361
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I did consider gluing my poster to the (back) of the original thin gray metal sheet. Didn't do it and opted instead for the Plexiglas just because I thought the 3 mil lamination wasn't robust enough protection and, was nervous about air pockets and ruining the print. You're right about the very flimsy side trim. I broke one of the tabs. Good news is Weldon #16 solvent cement for joining Acrylic seems compatible with the plastic. But was also able to switch the trim so the bad one wasn't on the door opening side.


Also considered drilling holes for an anchor screw to keep the trim in place. If it turns out the trim won't stay attached I may yet need to do that. Come to think of it, if they could laminate at 10 mil the poster might be too stiff to roll into a tube for shipment.
Myron did you call to get your size ? Pat
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:40 PM   #362
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re: Myron did you call to get your size ?

(If you mean to ask... ) The poster guys' ordering website allows for posters made to a custom size of your choice. Once you've sent in your picture file they will first advise if they think it will make a satisfactory sharp enough poster or not.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:30 PM   #363
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re: Myron did you call to get your size ?

(If you mean to ask... ) The poster guys' ordering website allows for posters made to a custom size of your choice. Once you've sent in your picture file they will first advise if they think it will make a satisfactory sharp enough poster or not.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:15 PM   #364
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Upper cabinet mold I discovered to my total surprise and utter dismay sent me searching this forum for answers. The subject has been well covered: Dehumidifiers. Light bulbs. Low wattage heaters. Crystals that absorb moisture, to vent or not to vent, tomato juice cans, rice. These solutions for combating the condensation and humidity that creates mold all sound sound. They particularly offer protection when doing long-time trailer storage in a potentially damp environment.

But, where I live the air is notoriously very dry. I am more interested in finding shorter-term mold prevention. Like, camped when it’s 99 degrees outside and you turn that jet engine of an air conditioner on inside to bring things down 25 degrees. Or, if it’s 19 degrees outside and the heater is blasting to jack up to a cozy 70 degrees inside. These extremes also produce the environment spores love.

In a picture of Klimptaks’ “Aubergine,” I noticed many round louvered vents in his cupboard cabinets. Doug has them too. They look factory installed. Think this solution, ventilation, is the more suitable, simplest answer for me. My plan was to tackle a replacement cupboard cabinet door with an insert of louvers, or a perforated metal sheet, or a bamboo rattan insert as the panel, and so increase air circulation in there. Drilling a 2 inch hole for a louvered vent sounds like a good move.

Ah, I did of course build the new cabinet door with the rattan. Once proposed, Myron rule number one is let no fun mod go un-tackled.

Went to Home Depot, went to Lowes. I did look for and at Lowes found that metal sheet stamped with a laser-cut pattern. Nice, but a 3x3 foot (?) metal sheet was thirty bucks. Well that’s not going to happen. Making wood louvers had no appeal. Walked over to Lowes’ shades aisle. Their nice selection of rattan roll-ups are beautiful, hard to resist, but equally expensive. Jeepers, I only need a little piece.

There it was on a bottom shelf, one box of Levolor 20½ x 60” pre-cut, natural woven wood rattan-shade, and, marked down from (yikes) $40, to $10. The printed shade width on the box was 24 inches. Someone must have ordered this item pre-cut to their specs, and then passed it up. Ah yes, one of life’s powerful little victories. Note I am at the age when this is the stuff we live for.

The rattan design is called Tatami. New door frame is cherry.
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Great mod and looks great!


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Myron, that's a gorgeous door You must have way too much time on your hands.
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I sure wish that becomes an option! Beautiful!
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Upper cabinet mold I discovered to my total surprise and utter dismay sent me searching this forum for answers. The subject has been well covered: Dehumidifiers. Light bulbs. Low wattage heaters. Crystals that absorb moisture, to vent or not to vent, tomato juice cans, rice. These solutions for combating the condensation and humidity that creates mold all sound sound. They particularly offer protection when doing long-time trailer storage in a potentially damp environment.

But, where I live the air is notoriously very dry. I am more interested in finding shorter-term mold prevention. Like, camped when it’s 99 degrees outside and you turn that jet engine of an air conditioner on inside to bring things down 25 degrees. Or, if it’s 19 degrees outside and the heater is blasting to jack up to a cozy 70 degrees inside. These extremes also produce the environment spores love.

In a picture of Klimptaks’ “Aubergine,” I noticed many round louvered vents in his cupboard cabinets. Doug has them too. They look factory installed. Think this solution, ventilation, is the more suitable, simplest answer for me. My plan was to tackle a replacement cupboard cabinet door with an insert of louvers, or a perforated metal sheet, or a bamboo rattan insert as the panel, and so increase air circulation in there. Drilling a 2 inch hole for a louvered vent sounds like a good move.

Ah, I did of course build the new cabinet door with the rattan. Once proposed, Myron rule number one is let no fun mod go un-tackled.

Went to Home Depot, went to Lowes. I did look for and at Lowes found that metal sheet stamped with a laser-cut pattern. Nice, but a 3x3 foot (?) metal sheet was thirty bucks. Well that’s not going to happen. Making wood louvers had no appeal. Walked over to Lowes’ shades aisle. Their nice selection of rattan roll-ups are beautiful, hard to resist, but equally expensive. Jeepers, I only need a little piece.

There it was on a bottom shelf, one box of Levolor 20½ x 60” pre-cut, natural woven wood rattan-shade, and, marked down from (yikes) $40, to $10. The printed shade width on the box was 24 inches. Someone must have ordered this item pre-cut to their specs, and then passed it up. Ah yes, one of life’s powerful little victories. Note I am at the age when this is the stuff we live for.

The rattan design is called Tatami. New door frame is cherry.
Myron I knew you were going to come up with something fantastic . Did you make that door ? If you did WOW! You just keep making your trailer one of a kind .I like it ! Pat
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