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Old 07-22-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Our bathroom was not equipped with the optional small sink, so there was a corner with nothing in it begging to be organized.

A couple of plywood boxes now hold 6 drawers, three facing into the bathroom, three facing out towards the door. The problem of water getting into these items and their boxes seems to be not an issue after taking a shower in there to test it out. Some epoxy skimcoat and angled drawer front edges seems to work to keep the water out.

By scouring some catalogs I came up with Mepla drawer slides, full extension. They have little cylinders in them which grab the drawers 2-4 inches from the closed position and draw them gently but firmly to a silent close. So far they have not opened during driving, and I really don't expect them to.

The outside drawers are sized to hold 8 cans of canned food or equivalent each, and they make access quite easy. Made from "lenga" (also known as Chilean cherry), which is reasonably light and cheap. I like the color, so gradually the other wood accents will be converted to this wood as they are replaced.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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I had an opportunity to see these during the tour. They are beautiful and so smooth. Nice work!
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:12 PM   #3
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thats a great way to get use out of the dead space next to the toilet.

All mine seems to do is collect water and scream to be cleaned.
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:44 PM   #4
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Nice work.

If I read right, you are from one of my favourite countries. Lichtenstein, if so Sehr Gut arbeiten!
('scuse the grammar)
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:29 AM   #5
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Uh.. Per is in a different world.

Oregon.
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and Per... my sink is over the wheel well.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:44 PM   #7
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Thanks, Roy: Norway, but my Burro has some electrical connectors made in Liechtenstein, and they are super products.

I believe I've seen these sinks pictured in either corner, but yours would work except for that the wheel well (when protected by a thin insulating pad) is a very nice seat to use for that 30-minute hot shower, with an appropriate water hookup situation that is.
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What finish did you use for the boxes? How did you "blend" it into the existing fiberglass?
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:19 AM   #9
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Very impressive!!!!
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:36 PM   #10
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Steve: Interlux Brightside 4359. The primer is Interlux PreKote 4279. The match with the interior of my bathroom is pretty close so I didn't worry about it. At least for now I just used a white sealant in the seams between the boxes and the walls. The test is to see if the flexibility is necessary because of shaking and movement. If not I may eventually make epoxy fillets and paint over it.

Two coats of primer, at least three coats of paint brushed on, but plenty of block sanding (wet) and then a schedule of Meguiar's abrasives. Once the paint cures completely I'll polish it some more.
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I'm gonna quit looking at postings from Per.
Every time I see something he's done it makes me crazy. HOW can anyone be so meticulous, so imaginative and so talented and STILL be sensible enough to own a fiberglass egg AND a nice enough guy to help out clueless rubes here like me?

Whenever herself checks out these postings it's, "...well Per did a nice job of that... why can't you?"

Thanks a lot, guy.

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Old 07-27-2008, 01:11 AM   #12
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Doug:

Thanks (I think) for the kind words! My posts are not meant to produce marital discord, of course, but I admit to a bit of "mod madness" at times. I find that it is quite enjoyable to see what I can do with this egg, so my list of possibilities is still long.

I will 'fess up to the real truth: Photoshop. Next time "herself" makes a hint just use that. Or, just remind her of my wife's usual reaction: "Aren't you through working on that trailer yet? What else could there be to do? Will it ever end?" (Actually she is a bit more diplomatic than that).
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... just remind her of my wife's usual reaction: "Aren't you through working on that trailer yet?"...
With this one, it's sometimes now, "Why don't you go out and work on the trailer?"

BIG difference.

As for the rest... keep it up. We all need something to aspire to.
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