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Old 10-21-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Corkboard for 19 foot Escape

I recently completed a corkboard to collect the inevitable sheaf of papers (maps, directions, parks passes, postcards, tickets, to do/ buy lists, ad infinitum).
I used the blank wall space to the right of the bathroom door. The corkboard is approximately 16" wide X 48" tall and fills the space nicely. Pictures attached.
Construction is easy using readily available materials, the biggest problem was matching the colour and finish of the oak L section trim used in the trailer interior. The corkboard edging is 11/16" L section oak with two coats of clear Varethane. The backing, to keep things light, is a 1/8" door skin with two layers of 4 mm cork sheet. I was unable to find cork thick enough to take a thumbtack or push pin to their full depth, hence the multiple layers. The cork/ cork/ door skin was bonded with white glue and weighted overnight. Hanging the board I used three single loop hangers at the top and two at the bottom. I didn't want to screw through the cork as it compresses under the screw head.
I caught a horizontal structural member in line with the bathroom door.
Before making the corkboard I checked with Reace as to the gap between the wall outer surface and the inside of the shower enclosure.
Hopefully this addition keeps the table free of papers.
Regards,
Alan S
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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That looks really nice. How is the clearance between the door and your cork board when the door is fully open?
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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I like that a lot!
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Excellent idea!
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #6
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Bathroom door clearance

[QUOTE=ice-breaker;35165]That looks really nice. How is the clearance between the door and your cork board when the door is fully open?

I made the board width such that there's 1/4" clearance at the side of the bathroom door when it's wide open. The gap between the edge of the door (when it's closed) and the outside edge of the trim on the cork board is equal to door thickness + 1/4"

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