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Old 04-25-2013, 12:12 AM   #29
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When it comes to cedar, just don't get it wet. I have cedar paneling in my house and stains below some windows. Nothing I can do other than paint it, so I'm doing nothing.

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:20 PM   #30
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Good job Dudley! The wide closet door was actually made from the cedar and redwood lattice. I got square lattice to mount the cedar on and had to build the outside frame. It wasn't hard. I wanted it to be hollowish to keep down weight and so I would have secret hidding spots :-P It will eventually have a folding table stored inside. The door I removed weighed a TON!

The cedar is easily available at Lowes. The good news that the price has dropped to 16 bones a package (14 sq ft) .. the bad news..it now comes from China. The stuff you see was milled and packaged in Canada. I dug through about 100 packages this morning looking for the older stuff. None left. Good thing I ran out at a transition point. The difference will not be noticable.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:03 PM   #31
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BEAUTIFUL job Gina!

Wish one of mine had flat sides - I would do the same thing.

Just love it!
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:45 PM   #32
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yes flat sides are good for this kind of redo.
Gina just realized that you did it all with just a jigsaw, wow! I had use of a table saw, miter saw, router and router table,brad nailer and garage and it took me about a month of evenings. I cannot believe the difference , real wood has a life of its own that cheap paneling or rat fur just cannot come close to! I did some calculations and the pine probably came in a little lighter than stock as the old doors probably were 40lbs by themselves.

Keep up the good work.

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #33
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Miters?

I am not that skilled..everything is a butt joint, which, actually, is how an old cabin would be..and since thats the look I want, my lack of skill isn't a big deal.

I did something fancy yesterday, by accident, and will do the same thing for the bed area..stay tuned, no pic yet.
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:27 PM   #34
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Gina, I have a question about the cedar you used. How does it come? It says 8 feet; is that as one eight foot board? But then it says 14 square feet per package. I have a closet I may want to line in cedar, and was looking at that. Does it smell like cedar if you leave it unfinished?
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can't say for sure for the cedar but the pine I used in my redo was a package of 6- 8' pieces. The square foot is how much it will cover, length x width of all 6 pieces combined.

The cedar smell will be there if you do not finish it but the cedar may change color with time and may stain.
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Bobbie, yes, its 8 foot lengths. 6 per package as I recall. It was a real joy to transport in a Jeep ...

The stuff I got does not retain the smell for very long. Its no doubt from offshore, and I have no idea what species it is.
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Thanks. Not sure it's what I want and did find a closet kit with tongue-and groove cedar so may use that, if I use anything.
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Looks great, Gina! Wow, a cabin on wheels~ Enjoy it.

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Nice work, Dudley; it looks great!

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More photos

here are a couple more pics of the yet unfinished, untrimmed interior...I have been asked to write an article for Tiny House magazine on molded fiberglass trailers and to take a few pics. I am not thrilled with showing an "work in progress" in a magazine, but..it is what it is.

Anyway, not very much has changed. I moved the wiring for the water pump switch and did a rustic tap off it for a new kitchen fixture. I have new cushions for the gaucho and have finsihed the cedar on that side of the rig. Note the horizontal trim that serves as a furniture rail behind the gaucho. It divides where I have installed the strips vertically to differentiate the sofa area from the walls. It makes it look like a chunk of furniture, rather than floating cushions.

Nothing new has been painted. No new trim has gone up and the floor is still unfinished
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Gina, That really looks nice. Now you got me wanting to do the same. My hat off to you. If you want more of the smell just buy the cedar chips at WalMart ect. No one has to know.
It really looks like a cabin. I am going to show the wife and see if we add that to the inside. I too wanted to do a Tiny House on wheels. I see where they started to use a mini split a/c system now. Please keep up the pics and maybe do a YouTube vid!
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Steady progress

Looking great, Gina. Good idea to vary the panels horizontal and vertical. It works to separate the space.
The beagle approves of the 'camp style' bed linens, I see. Very comfortable home on wheels; I can see why Tiny House was interested.

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