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Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 1527 days ago 5 parts 15707 reads 58 comments total

Part 1: Gutted, flooring, and beginning cabinets

1567 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 16 comments »

I’ve begun. This build could probably work in the sister site, Home refurbers but it’s a trailer and most of it is wood with some cabinetry so here it is. Besides it’s what I’m doing now. The wife and I will be using it to do a complete loop of the US on the cheap, beginning in late August with no time limit for return. We’ll hit the federal and state campsites and see America’s wonders. Awhile back I blogged about the acquisition of a “Little Guy ...

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Part 2: Galley Countertop, shelfbrackets, some trim

1566 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 5 comments »

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 brack...

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Part 3: Progress: shelf and the beginnings of a canopy

1559 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 11 comments »

I know a lot of this is getting away from woodworking. I started the blog so I’ll try and finish it in a few big chunks as some people are still following it. A bit more progress on the Teardrop. As you can see in the first picture I’ve gotten a shelf made. It’s just some oak plywood with an oak trim edge to keep the baskets from getting loose while on the road. The wife picked out the color of the baskets. Whatever makes her happy. I also welded some short rail pipes ...

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Part 4: Canopy is up!

1554 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

I know a lot of this is getting away from woodworking. I started the blog so I’ll try and finish it in a few big chunks as some people are still following it. I managed to finish the electrical conduit frame and put up the canopy. It will rain tomorrow and will be windy so we’ll see how it fairs. I expect it will do fine. It’s pretty sturdy. As you can see the pipes fit together like an erector set. I welded four posts on the front platform that will act as a fenced in ...

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Part 5: Last post on this project. Nearly finished

1527 days ago by Craftsman on the lake | 17 comments »

One last post on the camper subject. We did the trip, 2 months, round the country loop visiting some of the major national parks. There is an extensive blog here I know a lot of this is getting away from woodworking. I started the blog so I’ll try and finish it in a few big chunks as some people are still following it. This is the last post for this project Here is a picture of the inside cabinetry. It’s oak with oak trim. It was mostly made from scrap lumber from old kitchen cabinet do...

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