Tini-Home, big project.

Posted: March 15, 2012 in Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trailers

It took awhile, but the results are worth it.  The cabinets are done, and they really do look good.  There is an amazing amount of storage, ample countertop, big fridge, large wardrobe, A/C cabinet, storage under the dinette seats, and a huge storage area under the bed, accessible from outside.  It looks better than I’d imagined, the only thing missing is a head, but we can live without that.  It’s a minor inconvenience, one we’re willing to tolerate since the trailer is SO small.

I’d planned on using the original kitchen side shelf, cutting it down and putting it over the booth, but it smelled SO bad that I pitched on the scrap pile.  It reeked.  Out of  3/4 birch, I had a scrap of 3/4 oak plywood that made a fine shelf, nobody will know unless they’ve read this blog!

I’ll shut up and let the pictures speak for themselves:

"Scratch and Sniff" the above picture for genuine, Vintage Camper Funk!

  1. Kim says:

    Just so everyone knows…the upholstery is on my to do list!! The stained, smelly cushions will be gone soon!!

  2. flynbrian48 says:

    I kind of like them. Gives it that “Lived in look”. Or, that “Somebody died on this cushion” smell…

  3. Scotty Gosson says:

    Hey Brian: I bet that does feel teensy to you guys after what you’ve been towing around! Looks great though. I love your blog, but it’s putting bad ideas into my girlfriend’s head. Now she’s thinking, less hot rod, more trailer. Unacceptable. I’ll get you for this, McCool!


    • flynbrian48 says:

      Scotty, you’re looking at it all wrong! Once you get a little camper, you’ll need ANOTHER hot rod, more suited to tow. Then, you’ll need another trailer, one a little different or bigger, and that will need IT’S own dedicated tow vehicle, and so on. It actually feeds the car accumulating thing!

  4. John B says:

    So, Brian/Cool Mac, do you track costs, and what will you have dropped in this little gem in the end, if so?

    JohnB in VB

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