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Old 10-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #51
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The post was supposed to say "stock seat bolts". I'm laughing at myself of course because what I was thinking and what I was typing weren't the same.
I thought so, so I went ahead and answered. Nope, stock bolts not nearly long enough. And I don't miss those huge torx pieces of ..............
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #52
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continued.....I had planned to throw together some simple drawers made of plywood and just shoved in to the hole (no slides), but wasn't sure exactly how much space I was going to have. A buddy of mine at work had just finished a kitchen remodel and had some Glide-Rite (read fancy) drawer slides leftover, so he offered them to me. Also, he has a Dado setup on his tablesaw and insisted that we build the drawers properly. With no experience at this I accepted. Here are the guides installed (it wound up being easiest to mount them flat on the bottom intead of on the sides, since I had plenty of drawer depth


The drawers themselves were great fun to build and not as difficult as I imagined. Properly built drawers are way strong too

They came together great and I decided to just build one huge drawer for the bottom of my cabinet

Here's a shot with the local building code inspector looking bored with my work

I'm pretty pleased with the finished cabinet. Lots of storage and the layout with the furnace/etc. worked out great (pardon the masking tape I hadn't removed from painting)

I also did this bottom fold down cabinet under the fridge, which gives me access to the back of the inverter wiring and the fridge/tv plug

Under the kitchen sink I came up with this to store dishes or boxed food, and also give me access to my water fill, which is a 7 gal Aquatainer now, with no outside fill.

And finally, a finished floor shot. This laminate did great, probably my best flooring job ever. I have done some lousy work, perhaps I'm improving.


TBC..............................
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:59 AM   #53
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The drawers are a nice feature. How will you latch them to stay shut while moving?
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They have an internal catch at the end (closed position). So far, they are pretty tight and you have to give them a good pull to get past it. I will know soon if that's gonna work out long term. I thought I might put a childproof inside latch on them if they start to open.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #55
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Wow, mega respect for putting this build together and mega thanks for documenting it so well. If I dare make a suggestion; one pass around the door and drawer edges with a profile bit to soften the corners would add a nice touch but it's not at all necessary.

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p.s., love the pic in your gallery at the campground surrounded by aspens. That's what it's all about. Where is that if I may ask.
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You've got a lot of extra space underneath your (very nice looking!) drawers. Perhaps use some 1/4" ply to make a false bottom and you'll have a nice little hiding spot for any valuables you might want to conceal.

Those drawer slides look very familiar to the ones I used. It took me one trip around a round-a-bout to figure out that the internal retention system wasn't adequate enough for my use. I bought some additional drawer/cabinet catches from an RV store and they work great. (I'll try to find out what they were).
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Wow, mega respect for putting this build together and mega thanks for documenting it so well. If I dare make a suggestion; one pass around the door and drawer edges with a profile bit to soften the corners would add a nice touch but it's not at all necessary.

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p.s., love the pic in your gallery at the campground surrounded by aspens. That's what it's all about. Where is that if I may ask.
Thanks Mike, I have a router and need to learn how to use it! I just haven't played around with it much. I know I could make those drawers and cabinets a lot more classy. They need to come off for a 2nd coat of paint soon anyway but I've been trying to throw this all together to take a trip in it, um.............tomorrow.

That's Gooseberry Campground in Fishlake Nat'l Forest near Salina Ut. It's just a few minutes off I-70 and a really peaceful place. I highly recommend it for a quiet night's stay if you're headed across Utah. I love the Aspens too, we don't have em over here in the Southeast.
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You've got a lot of extra space underneath your (very nice looking!) drawers. Perhaps use some 1/4" ply to make a false bottom and you'll have a nice little hiding spot for any valuables you might want to conceal.

Those drawer slides look very familiar to the ones I used. It took me one trip around a round-a-bout to figure out that the internal retention system wasn't adequate enough for my use. I bought some additional drawer/cabinet catches from an RV store and they work great. (I'll try to find out what they were).
Thanks Rockbender, that's a great idea. They are Glide-Rite (I think) slides and have a pretty good catch, but if I was ever off road I wouldn't trust them. I built the drawers pretty tight anyway. If the wood swells I'm screwed and will have to redo. They're pretty snug for now and require a good pull until you're about 1/3 out, then they free up. Still, I'd love to gather more ideas for catches so post em up if you find out the name of what you have.

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That's Gooseberry Campground in Fishlake Nat'l Forest near Salina Ut. It's just a few minutes off I-70 and a really peaceful place. I highly recommend it for a quiet night's stay if you're headed across Utah. I love the Aspens too, we don't have em over here in the Southeast.
Added to my fast growing bucket list. Thanks!

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p.s., we don't have aspens in my area either; or any trees for that matter
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Eric, man you've been busy. Is there a reason why you didn't use the flush mount stove SMB is installing? I'm planning to add a stove to my van and don't know how well or what brands work the best. I really only need a single burner but haven't been able to find a flush mount. Thanks for any ideas.

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