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Old 05-25-2013, 10:42 PM   #29
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Been busy staining wood, painting furniture, hoping to put it together soon.



My 4 year old spent 3 hours working on it, I rolled, he cleaned up with the paint brush, and did an amazingly good job (just on the under side though, just in case).
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:22 AM   #30
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You're doing a great job, but I sure hope you get it road worthy soon so you can take that cute little one camping. When I was a kid my day built a fiberglass boat in our huge screened porch. I thought he'd never get it finished. But remember helping him out to this day--now in my 60s. Those were great memories he made with me.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #31
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Chris, very smart having your son help you. Not only because he's making memories like Linda mentioned, but he'll respect the work put into it and take better care of the trailer too. Nice picture! Thanks for posting it
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:25 AM   #32
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Hello, I am curious as to the finish on your wheel wells? Its hard to see with the darkness of the photo but were they sanded and painted or did you lay insulation over them and paint them grey. Just cant tell from the photo but looks like a satin finished floor Super job and lots of pictures which I enjoy and use thinking ahead for my cabinetry and interior. Cool.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #33
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Thanks Linda and Donna. I remember helping my Dad with projects (not sure how much help I really was), great memories, I agree.

Mike. The wheel well closest to the door is covered with the came carpet as the sides. The one under the sink was spray painted with rustoelum universal, that one was just sanded and painted, no insulation. The spray paint works really well on the fiberglass.

Hopefully I can find time to put the interior in this week. We are moving this weekend, so regrettably the trailer is the less important project until then. I will post more pictures when I do
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #34
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Took a break from packing for the move to start putting the interior in.



The front bench and some molding held the floor in place.



The corners of the dinette where squared off to make the bed wider, turned out well.



It is fun to finally get to start putting the pieces together.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #35
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good stuff!

Thanks for bringing us along on your trailer rebuild, reat work and its been fun to see the progress. Awesome.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:09 PM   #36
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I'm truly impressed. On your remake of the galley, seats etc. Did you go back in and sketch what you wanted and then go from there. Of all my weak points, carpentry leads the list and I cant cut a straight line. I am starting from scratch on my interior and not sure how to tackle it yet. I kept the back upper storage and the two back corner seats for templates but all else was trash. So I am going to have to figure out how to put my "Humpty" back together again.
Are you a carpenter by trade. Regardless if you could share your thought process and or ideas when you have 6 hours to spare that would be great for me.
thanks again for taking so many pictures.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:32 PM   #37
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Thanks Dave

Mike. this is the first project I have taken on and have only done a little wood work with my father as a boy.

To make the interior I measured up the interior of the Boler, sketched up what I wanted, then purchased the wood. Almost everything was build on a table saw, it cuts straight so I do not have to. The cupboard doors where made by coping a youtube video.

I built it in the trailer to fit (always checking to make sure it would still fit out the door). I used cardboard to get the curves, then transfer jig saw. I then sanded it to fit perfect. I quickly learned doing it right is the easiest way, but sand paper can fix a lot.

For filler if needed I used wood glue mixed with saw dust and to finish I used bondo if needed.

To stain I jest read the stain can and followed the directions. Sanded well, use a wood treatment, then stain, then a few layers of the clear finish. Once done I sanded it with a 2000 grit from the body work section of a store.

I glued and screwed everything together. I found the hardest part of any new challenge with this project is starting, a few dumb questions at the hardware store and lots of internet searches got me here.

I would make sure you have a good table saw, mine was too small, making things more challenging. I would also get a good sander, as you will be using it a lot. I also found a small rotary tool did anything I didn't have a tool for and quickly shaped the wood when needed.

The design, measurements are all detailed I think earlier in this post and for sure on my blog, ourboler.com.

For wood I used pine boards, 15" by 96" and pine plywood. If I was to do it again I would use more of the full pine boards.

Any questions let me know, I have asked my share to get this project this far Good luck with your trailer!
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #38
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Thanks. I will check you blog. I was thinking of using Birch Plywood for non supporting structures but then would have to deal with exposed edges of ply. Will have to think about it a bit more.
Wont clog the thread.
appreciate it and you work has paid off.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:10 PM   #39
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I used hardboard for the panel inside the cabinets, light and worked well.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #40
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Yesterday I watched a youtube video, then it was time to install the counters. Some contact cement, a table saw and jig saw.





I don't have a router to trim it up and sanding was not fast enough, after some other attempts I found a metal file worked well.

Then another YouTube video and it was time to install the veneer, and bunk hinge.



To install the sink I struggled, until I unscrewed the counter, installed the sink and screwed the counter in again.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #41
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With moving I haven't had much time for the trailer, however assembly is fast and I've had some help.



Once they were done screwing on the insert supports to the bottom closet shelf it was time to install it. The supports are thin pieces of plywood covered in carpet. This allows us to access the storage under the bottom shelf in the closet.





I drilled a hole to make it easy to lift up the insert and also gave a place to start the jig saw when cutting it out.



It seems you can't fix up a Boler without adding Ikea bins to the closet The pine shelves turned out well and tie in nicely to the rest of the trailer.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:05 AM   #42
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I then attached the couch back with a piano hinge. The counter going to the front creates a little nook to store the boys bedding during the day.



Adding the hardware the wrap around counter and bunk beds (depending on what we need) where done.





The hardware to keep the bunk up. I hope that putting the hardware undert he top bunk will help give the bottom bunk a more open feel and keep everything attached making less to store or lose.



I put together the lights for above the sink and counter. In the picture it looks like carpet is in between the wood, however these are mirrors. It matches the closet door and will hopefully help candle lanterns provide more light in the trailer. In the center I will mount the roof support. It is sitting on the counter here, waiting for the outside to be painted to be installed.





I plan to have the table fold in half to make the inside of the trailer larger. So I built this support. The table leg attached to it, and it extends to support the second half of the table when needed.

Tomorrow looks to be the hardest day in the garage, as I will have to pack my tools and resist the temptation to work on the Boler.
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