The Tini-Home Chronicles: Interior paneled.

Posted: March 6, 2012 in Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trucks

I’m going to attribute my slow progress to todays cold weather, as I can’t think of any other reason it could have taken all day to do what I did.  In my defense, it’s time-consuming fitting each and every single panel, which requires at least four trips in and out of the trailer to the cutting bench, holding the panels up, struggling with the screw gun, dropping screws, resetting the panel, picking up the screw gun again, and finally getting the panels attached.  Whew, I’m tired just typing talking about it. 

I figured out how to trim the windows, and spent quite a while making the four side trim pieces for the side and rear windows  That was quite painstaking, and took much longer than I’d thought, but the result will be worth it.  You can see the pieces at the ends of the rear window, there will be upper and lower pieces as well which will also cover the panel seams.

I mocked up the upper bulkhead cabinet over the side window, and I think I like the way this looks.  There was originally a 1×12 shelf, with one small cabinet in the center, I’m going to have a full length upper cabinet, with doors cut out.  The panel on there now is the Luan pattern piece, the finish piece will be the same plywood as the rest of the interior, with birch plywood doors.   There will also be a bulkhead cabinet over the front window, that’ll tie into the side cabinet.  Much more storage than the original layout had.  We have LOTS of stuff, hence the increase storage space!

I’m working the next two days, so no progress on the trailer ’till after that.  Stay tuned!

  1. Karin says:

    I feel your pain on the paneling fitment! I’ve been there (not long ago!)

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