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Teardrop Camper Rebuild #2: Galley Countertop, shelfbrackets, some trim

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-15-2010 01:13 AM 2972 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Gutted, flooring, and beginning cabinets Part 2 of Teardrop Camper Rebuild series Part 3: Progress: shelf and the beginnings of a canopy »

A little progress today, I went to Home Depot to buy some formica and particleboard to put it on for a countertop. I found that I could get a premade countertop for about half the price and exactly the right length, six ft. I chose the least expensive color which turns out to be the one I would have chosen from the options anyway. The couter hooks on the back much like a french cleat so that I can slip it out to insert the queen size mattress we’re acquiring.
I also made some shelf brackets out of some oak scraps and mounted them. I’ll make a shelf later when I decide how wide I want it to be. It will have a large lip and I want to purchase some bins from the dollar store. The shelf width will be determined by those bin sizes. I figure things will petty much stay put in bins with a lipped shelf.


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I also managed to put in an inner wall of ply and trimmed it out with oak scraps I had. the double wall with about 1 1/2” of space in between will become the place to feed my power and tv wires. The center of the cubbies will have a shelf for my laptop which will serve as computer, TV, and movie player.
That’s all for now.. till next time.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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#1 posted 04-15-2010 02:29 AM

It’s sure is great when the planets align so you get what you need for less than you planned. Looking good.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 03:03 AM

A nice looking counter top.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 03:57 AM

I think I got the exact same counter top for our kitchen :) We had the same thing happen, we were going to have them install it and all that, but the guy pointed out we could save a couple hundred $$ if we bought the pre-formed one and installed it ourselves. Went pretty well, just don’t assume the 45 degree miters are accurate…

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#4 posted 05-29-2010 02:21 AM

Looks good.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 05-29-2010 02:22 AM

great progress

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