A cabinet maker I am not…

Posted: March 13, 2012 in Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trailers

Despite my lack of finesse at finish carpentry and cabinet-making, I’m happy with how this project is going.  I stopped at the hardware store and got all the hinges they had, which mounted the three base cabinet doors.  They’ll have more in next week, I guess I can wait.  I cut the hole in the counter-top for the sink, and hung that in place.  It has a ledge in the trim which will be perfect for setting a cutting board on, a nice thing. 

I have JUST enough of the 3/4″ Birch left to make the upper bulkhead cabinet doors, even after ruining one piece when the router somehow moved itself up about 1/8″  in the router table, making a mess of the edge of the tall lower cabinet door I was doing the round-over on. 

“Quality Products”, the local RV dealer in Plainwell, has ordered the A/C vent cover and exhaust grate, and Kim ordered the A/C unit today, so all that will be here in a couple of days.  That means I’ll be able to finish up ALL the cabinets soon, and we can start varnishing, and get the exterior skin on.  There is a lot of work in building such a small trailer!

It’s getting hard to get around in the shop again, I’m walking on a layer of plywood scraps, floor tile scraps, sawdust and dropped screws, time for another major cleanup!

  1. kirkus says:

    A lake of finesse is a LOT of finesse!

  2. flynbrian48 says:

    Hahahaha, that one got by spell check!

  3. Kim says:

    So much more storage than the original. And look at the counter space. Not bad for a 12 ft. trailer!! Can’t wait for my first gourmet breakfast in the Tini-Home Brian!!

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