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Old 05-12-2016, 11:39 AM   #31
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Cabinet Tension Bar Fix

Do you have problems with items knocking your cabinet doors open and then having a party in your trailer while on the move, despite using tension bars and skid mats? We occasionally did. But no more. If you can fit a tension bar behind a cabinet face there's no way they can get knocked out, but on some of the cabinets that isn't possible. I found some rod hangers that fit the end of the tension bars perfectly and hold them and all the other rowdy things in place.

http://www.amazon.com/Urbanest-Insid..._qdlnxb02AM4BJ
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:49 AM   #32
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Tiny Free Library

And my favorite mod: our Tiny Free Library! Take a book. Leave a book. Meet new and interesting people! Get new and interesting trades for your books! I had some leftover cedar scraps from a cedar closet project and thought to myself, "Self...those scraps look a lot like a Tiny Free Library." And right I was.

It comes off into two pieces, box and post, while in transit.

If you've never heard of Little Free Libraries, check out littlefreelibrary.org. Note: ours is not a registered Little Free Library, but instead an independent "Tiny Free Library". Same idea, but we're not going to join Little Free Library just yet because ours is mobile, so it can't be registered to a geographic location. Hopefully the shark lawyers understand that we're not trying to steal intellectual property rights but just share books with people.
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:18 PM   #33
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We have the thermal window package, but in cold temps the single-pane front window can still get a fair bit of condensation on it, so I cut Reflectix to fit inside the rock guard and VHB'd it in place. If we close it at night we get zero condensation. On that window anyway.
A simple solution doing miracles!! Nice job, looks good!
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:44 PM   #34
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We have the thermal window package, but in cold temps the single-pane front window can still get a fair bit of condensation on it, so I cut Reflectix to fit inside the rock guard and VHB'd it in place. If we close it at night we get zero condensation. On that window anyway.
Nice. Got some Reflectix left over in the garage and I think I know where it will go.
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Old 05-17-2016, 12:54 PM   #35
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And my favorite mod: our Tiny Free Library! Take a book. Leave a book. Meet new and interesting people! Get new and interesting trades for your books! I had some leftover cedar scraps from a cedar closet project and thought to myself, "Self...those scraps look a lot like a Tiny Free Library." And right I was.
Oooo, I love this one! Great way to recycle books. I've thought about putting one of those up in front of our house, but that's on the huge to-do list that keeps growing.
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:00 AM   #37
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Oooo, I love this one! Great way to recycle books. I've thought about putting one of those up in front of our house, but that's on the huge to-do list that keeps growing.
We have a Little Free Library in front of our house. We enjoy watching people stop by, bringing a book or taking a book. We often find good books there. As care takers we only have to devote a small amount of attention to them -- it is amazing how they "just work". Occasionally we take out books that have been there a long time, and replace them with ones that are more popular, but that is about it. Oh, and we remove the Jehovah Witness pamphlets that get left every now and again. If you get a chance to put up the library, definitely do it!
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:35 AM   #38
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I have to show my ignorance. What is VHB?
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Old 05-18-2016, 11:39 AM   #39
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I have to show my ignorance. What is VHB?

Very High Bond tape. Ask Charlie. He uses a ton of it.
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3M VHB: high-strength double-sided tape
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