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Old 05-27-2012, 12:23 PM   #29
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Oh Pam you are the crafty one! Thanks for sharing such great ideas.... although I promised myself after sewing my new cushion covers and curtains last winter I was never sewing again!! LOL
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:39 PM   #30
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #31
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Pam-- that is amazing!! Beautiful!!
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:39 PM   #32
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Pam, your little Glamping trailer is awsome! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing your photos and tips. Everything matches and is useful and inviting and comfortable looking. This ROCKS!
May I ask a question, I am curious about your removing the bubble guard under the window to give you extra space. Did that piece have a purpose originally? And do you think it may hurt the strength of that part of the wall? Because I have tried to lay down on that couch and found it to be way to narrow for comfortable sleep. Thinking I may have a guest now and then. So am looking forward to your response on this. Thanks Pam.
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Diane, When the fiberglass 'bubble is removed, it leaves the exact same exposed area as you already have at the back of the trailer. So as far as 'structure' it did not appear to be needed for that. What it is intended for is to properly support the bunk. I didn't want to keep the bunk, but did want the bunk cushion (to use down on the bench area. So I removed the bunk and the support fiberglass. I had to loosen up the trim around the window to get the fiberglass flange out, but for the most part it was just tugging and prying to break it free. I then unzipped the cover from the bunk and removed the wood support, which left me with a full-width seat foam and cover. That is what I now use on my front couch. I did have to re-shape the curves of the foam slightly, to properly fit onto the couch area but I didn't adjust the cover. I can post some old photos of the project to remove the bunk, and the difference it made in the couch width. It's quite a bit of extra room
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Here is the photo history showing the bunk 'before' and 'after' removal. The last photo shows the original bench seat cushion placed on top of the bunk cushion. You can see how much wider the front bench winds up being. My goal was to make that front bench usable and comfortable as a couch for lounging on during the day, as well as a night time sleeping area. In order to accomplish both, I decided to just take the bunk out altogether and use the bunk's full width cushion for my couch area.
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Diane, When the fiberglass 'bubble is removed, it leaves the exact same exposed area as you already have at the back of the trailer. So as far as 'structure' it did not appear to be needed for that. What it is intended for is to properly support the bunk. I didn't want to keep the bunk, but did want the bunk cushion (to use down on the bench area. So I removed the bunk and the support fiberglass. I had to loosen up the trim around the window to get the fiberglass flange out, but for the most part it was just tugging and prying to break it free. I then unzipped the cover from the bunk and removed the wood support, which left me with a full-width seat foam and cover. That is what I now use on my front couch. I did have to re-shape the curves of the foam slightly, to properly fit onto the couch area but I didn't adjust the cover. I can post some old photos of the project to remove the bunk, and the difference it made in the couch width. It's quite a bit of extra room
Oh Pam! What a difference that made. Thank you so much for responding.
I have been wondering about that bubble thing. I camp alone also and on rainy days have thought it would be nice to spread out on the inside of the trailer with books and such. So seeing what you have done with yours is truly an inviting space. Thanks Pam.
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Did you ever consider to use some clear epoxy and glue a metal base to the middle of the glass, it would still be removable and have a clean look.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #37
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Such creative touches! I love it!
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James, I had considered that, but didn't want to 'see' the mounting system (glue, etc) through the glass top. Since I wanted to 'Glamp' but still keep it fairly simple, I bought a small premade table round (simple, cheap) and painted it with paint I already had (simple, cheap) and then bought a round glass table top (simple, not cheap). I like the 'pop' of yellow, and I feel that from a design point of view, the wood tabletop gives it more visual substance. There was a method to my madness... bwahahahaha

BUT It it sounds like I have your creative juices flowing now! This tabletop (in all glass like you describe) could look really great in a small front dinette area too....
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I'm just a typical man, I like a more "industrial" look
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You know, James, I have several designer GF's that think exactly like you. Nothing wrong with an industrial look at all. But I knew that having a 'clear view' to the epoxy attachment point would bugg me and I didn't want to figure out how to hide it. (my kiss principle at work)
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As requested, a picture of our trouble light chandelier. We use it in our screenhouse. It has a buglight in it and colors to match our setup.

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As requested, a picture of our trouble light chandelier. We use it in our screenhouse. It has a buglight in it.

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Very creative!
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