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Old 11-20-2008, 11:22 AM   #15
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Here's one made from reclaimed Redwood fence boards with end pieces to finish it off. A little bracing underneath and several coats of Polyurathane and it's been in use for 5-6 years.

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Old 11-20-2008, 11:36 AM   #16
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I made my table a little like a picture frame. I made a solid wood (maple) frame into which I set 1/2" ply. The ply was recessed to have a bit of plexiglass to cover travel photos.

I haven't had a problem with spills leaking under the plexi although I'm not all that worried since I'd just print out another copy of the picture.


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I just bought another of those sockets to screw to the underside for the table leg.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:02 PM   #17
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James,

Very kool, I know now why I saved the metal bracket strip on the outside of the trailer when re-gelcoated the body. You have me thinking I should put it back on and make a table that I can carry in the tug till I arrive since I always put my folding table in the same position. Where did you get the folding leg ( I re-used the original for the new inside table)?
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:21 PM   #18
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We just used the Birch Ply with an angle cut on the edges.
Replaced all that messy Scamp table hardware with two aluminum rv stanchions which made a great improvement in looks and stability of the table.


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Old 11-20-2008, 04:36 PM   #19
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Greg,

Would you mind telling/showing more about that stowage shelf above the table? It looks like it's a bit deeper than the stock fiberglass cubicles (?).
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Would you mind telling/showing more about that stowage shelf above the table? It looks like it's a bit deeper than the stock fiberglass cubicles (?).
Raya,

That was a mod that appeared to have been done by the Previous Owner or PO. I don't think it was factory, but one never knows with old ones like this. There is a unit in both the front and the rear of the trailer and they were covered with 1970's era brown paneling. So being a big HGTV fan I knew what they usually do with 1970's era paneling is tear it out or paint it. I painted it with the same Zinsser Perma-White that I redid the elephant hide with and they came out pretty good, so I kept them. They are a bit deeper then the stock fiberglass ones I think and so far they're holding up well enough that I haven't wanted to change them out. You may notice also if you look real close at the photo that I have two 12" cold cathode lights(thanks to Gina D) over the table which used to be a flourescent fixture. All of my lighting was converted to LED and Cold Cathode in the gut and redo.
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:27 PM   #21
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Thanks, Greg.

Of course that leads to more questions!

1) How are the overhead storage bins mounted to the trailer (and/or supported).

2) What did you use to prime (if anything) beneath the Perma-White? (I know this has been talked about in previous threads, but some of them have kind of trailed off without a conclusive answer - not that there needs to be one - and I'd like to hear more.)
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Thanks, Greg.

Of course that leads to more questions!

1) How are the overhead storage bins mounted to the trailer (and/or supported).

2) What did you use to prime (if anything) beneath the Perma-White? (I know this has been talked about in previous threads, but some of them have kind of trailed off without a conclusive answer - not that there needs to be one - and I'd like to hear more.)
Well we're risking getting too far off topic and split off so I'll start these answers with

TABLE TABLE

The bins are mounted thru hull. (TABLE) I removed all rivets when I rebuilt and replaced with SS bolts.
The Zinsser paint is kinda a primer as well, so just put two coats on everything, it covers really well. (TABLE)
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Very kool, I know now why I saved the metal bracket strip on the outside of the trailer when re-gelcoated the body. You have me thinking I should put it back on and make a table that I can carry in the tug till I arrive since I always put my folding table in the same position. Where did you get the folding leg ( I re-used the original for the new inside table)?
Hi: Roy... Folding table legs avail. at Vintage Trailer Supply Montpelier Vermont. Lots of other stuff there as well.
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Very kool, I know now why I saved the metal bracket strip on the outside of the trailer when re-gelcoated the body. You have me thinking I should put it back on and make a table that I can carry in the tug till I arrive since I always put my folding table in the same position. Where did you get the folding leg ( I re-used the original for the new inside table)?
That leg was made from 1x3 with 3/4 inch side pieces attached and 1x2 sliding center section. A small "T" on each end and a short piece of piano hinge. Since we made a permanent bed arrangement I now use the original table on the outside.
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Thanks, Greg,

The others brought it right back on track, so I think we're okay.

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Old 11-22-2008, 08:27 PM   #26
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I want to make a new table for the Boler but I really suck at putting the laminate on the edges (been there, tried that) I am looking for that T moulding seen on most RVs, arcade games etc. I tried searching the net and found some in the USA but no luck in Canada so far, has anybody run across this stuff 5/8" or 1 1\4" would be perfect.

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http://www.t-molding.com/store/home.php?cat=8
I get mine from a pinball suppy house on ebay it comes in several colors and is really easy to work with the trick to concave and convex corners is relief cuts and slow and steady it is avalibe on ebay and the seller i use is http://cgi.ebay.com/25-Ft-Dark-Green-T-Mou...A1%7C240%3A1318
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:03 PM   #27
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[quote]Here's one made from reclaimed Redwood fence boards with end pieces to finish it off. A little bracing underneath and several coats of Polyurathane and it's been in use for 5-6 years.

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Somone mentioned using Baltic Birch, which is also available as Russian Birch in 4' x4' sheets at Home Depot (at least in Ottawa). I used it with routed edges to make new cupboard doors on the advice of another member. Worked great and I don't think we found any voids.

I'm thinking of making a new table/bed of it because I'd like to have a little more room to slip past the corners of the table to get in and out of the seats, and in order to save weight. I'm thinking of either making a very slight cut-off of the corners (as seen one of the pictures in this exchange of emails). When used as a bed this will leave some voids beneath the mattress but I'm hoping this will not be a problem because of where they will be located in relation to the sleeping body.

Of more concern is whether the 11mm thickness (considerably thinner than the 3/4" of the original), will be strong enough. Lighter weight would reduce the possibility of back injury when changing from table to bed and back as it is an awkward lifting job using outstretched arms.

Anybody got experience to know if the 11mm will be OK as it is, or if it will need to be reinforced somehow from the underside, to avoikd breaking when used as a bed?
If necessary how could it be done without putting back all the weight?
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:33 AM   #28
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I went with 5/8 maple MDF with a second piece around the edge to make it look 1 1/8 thick, I made the table 8" shorter for better access and I put a hinge on the 8" piece then installed it against the back wall so when I use the table for the bed I can just flip it down. I used a round over bit on the edge and stained it, the edge looks darker than top. I will post a picture soon.
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