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Old 02-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Leocraft updates..Moving forward

I finally have the time to start my interior renos on the Leocraft, after a year of living in it "stock". I have spent most of my time with it fixing infrastructure and running gear issues, then the work just stopped after it was safe, clean and "Put Upable".

Because the interior is built more like a stick built than most eggs, the possibilities are endless. I could re arrange the furniture, eliminate or add space as needed (With some modification to things like water tank locations etc) but I quickly came to the conclusion, as far as that goes, that my skill levels lack and frankly, the way the manufacturer laid it out is exactly why I bought it.

So, the refinishing of the aesthetics are my main concern. My home was a cabin, with all the rustic trappings of one, and I wanted to recreate that comfort level. Wood. Lots of wood. BUT..weight being an issue, I did not think that was possible.

Not true. I found a product at Lowes that is 1/4" planks of knotty cedar as light as balsa wood. Shop EverTrue 8-ft Stain Grade Knotty Cedar V-Groove Wainscot at Lowes.com

At 20 bones a package, I grabbed 1 to experiment with. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to trim (I am just using a multi tool and a box knife for rips, believe it or not) and how "substantial" it looks when installed.

The interior walls of the Leocraft are luan with a hard foam backing and brad nails seem to work just fine for sturdy installation. I bought 3 tubes of liquid nails to do it with, but they do not seem needed.

I have tackled the kitchen, tho it still needs some touch ups and custom trim work. I used a natural varathane stain.

Before and after (Sorry, no straight on before pic DOH!)
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I removed the hood over the stove and it opened it up quite a bit..not to mention eliminating a certain ugly factor. The window next to the stove suffices for ventilation, and a steel plate will be installed under the cabinet for safety. I will be pulling the stove top and replacing with a 2 burner, so I don't know where to position it yet. There does not seem to be a big heat issue there tho.

The wires for the hood will be reused for a new light fixture..stupid me forgot the junction box and it's 26 miles BACK to the hardware store..it will have to wait a few days.

Here is what the planks look like sideways. Again, the weight is negligable. I am guessing an envelope weighs more than this bit I am holding here.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:43 PM   #3
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All the wall hanging stuff is Ikea (Help, I went to Ikea and I can't get out!) Total price was..14 bucks. I LOVE the dish drainer. I LOVE Ikea, but man, you need a whole day to get thru it LOL.

The countertop will be redone with RustOleum.com in the "Light Ash" Color, as well as the fridge face.

The rest of the rig will be done the same as soon as I experiment with window trims..I have an idea, but need to find sample parts. The ceiling may or may not get the wood. Haven't decided yet. I am not thrilled with 100% wood, so it may just get painted a cream linen color. Well see.
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I love the cabin look! That's really nice.
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I love the smell of cedar.
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I do too..it kinda smells like Varathane at the moment tho :-(

It is amazing how one simple thing can take the feeling of "RV" away, and put "House" in. I fulltime, so this is a little more important to me.

Eventually, I would like to build a "Tiny House". I spend endless hours online getting ideas.
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Hey Gina,

I was just thinking about you and wondered where you are??

I love the wood interior, it looks great.

The Tiny House you'd like to build, is that one of those little wooden houses on wheels. If so, they are cute.
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Eventually, I would like to build a "Tiny House". I spend endless hours online getting ideas.
Best go here then:

Borrow decorating ideas from these 9 space-savvy vintage trailers to polish a small interior that stays put
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Welcome back Gina! So you finally took the plunge lol. Nice job so far. Looking forward to the rest of the renos. I plan to do some more myself this summer.Did I mention to you that I installed a microwave above the sink and under the cabinet. It sits on an open shelf with one chrome leg support which sits beside the sink. Our paper towel holder is attached under the shelf. Works really well. I plan to put air in this year - not on the roof but in the closet near the ceiling. I will be cutting the top off the closet to shorten it. There will be a shelf on top and the air conditioner will be recessed into the outer wall beside the upper cabinet above the sink. that,s the plan so I will let you know how it turns out. Continued success with your renos. Keep up the good work!
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Looks Great! Love adding wood inside to break up the white.

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Fantastic job! It looks perfect. I love the wood and the pot holders and everything. Thanks for sharing.

I think it is good to leave some areas plain just for contrast.
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Gina, I love the way the wood looks! Very homey. Now you are going to have to find new cupboard doors.
Just wondering, is your fridge an RM36?
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