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Old 10-15-2008, 09:51 AM   #15
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Larry, those are awesome!

I'm looking at doing the same thing soon, and was planning on doing L brackets just as you did. Glad to see it works well.

Could you possibly post a photo of the inside structure of the cabinets? I would love to see how they are built/reinforced.

Humpphhh- you're gonna force me to get the camera out..... Larry

(couple hours later) Here are some shots of the cabinents--- hope it helps. The bottoms of the shelves are just installed in dado cuts (with tiny screws and glue) on the outer side opposite the aforementioned "L" brackets on the fiberglass wall side. If I remember right, the back shelf was designed first, then the sides. But, the side faces were put on first then the rear center section installed last (with the bottom rear portion "floating" awaiting the dado cut. Make sense? The sides are tagged from inside the closet and the cupboard on the front side. The front shelf shot also shows how I rehung the cafe' rods for the curtains. Larry
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:01 PM   #16
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Trial and error and a lot of cardboard to get the pattern to conform to the Scamp contours.. Then, to fasten, on a Scamp, the curtains are pop-riveted thru the body above the windows- used those holes to hold "L" brackets which support the bottoms. (the curtains were re-attached to the bottom of cabinets) The fronts were made then, a dado cut in them to hold bottoms, then "L" brackets again with a new hole drilled thru the roof to hold them up. A little butyl tape and SS stove bolts to secure them-- no leaks yet after a couple years. Basically the same for the front shelf, used the curtain rod holes, then blew some more holes in the roof for the polished aluminum straps I made. Larry


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Old 10-16-2008, 10:38 AM   #17
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Thanks for sharing those pictures Larry! It helps to see what other people have accomplished. We have rethought our plan out at least 4-5 times now, and it still keeps changing as we realize our limitations and what we will be able to build ourselves. Finding those corner dinette cabinets was a MIRACLE as far as I am concerned. It was definitely good timing. I just hope they really fit our camper. I think kirk is planning to make a pattern from them so we can try to fabricate something similar for the front side corners.

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