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A couple weeks ago the wife came to me stating, “That old couch/sleeper in the camper has to go.” “Why can’t we have a dinette?” I like that “We” stuff…Means “Me, myself and I” will build it for her. But as long as she does the sewing, I’ll do it. And that was our deal. Here’s the problem guys (and gals). I’m invisioning one of those million dollar camper type dinettes with leather cushions, maple or cherry woodworking/trim and a Italian marble tabletop. Maybe even toss in some fancy gold trim too. But this camper is a 1986 Fleetwood Tioga…A motorhome RV…but just a camper. An old camper. And I found myself reminding myself, a zillion times, that “It’s just a camper!” So I built it out of pine plywood and trim.
Anyhow, the first pic shows the framework. Notice on the left wall how the sun has faded the panel? Also the origional carpet where the water tank used to sit? Yep…she noticed too. Now “we” get to tear it out and put in a tile floor. That’s a project maybe for next year!
The second picture shows the cabinets finished and storage area open.
The third picture is the “almost” final completion. We’re going fishing this weekend so I had to borrow the table you see from an old Winnebago that I’m fixing to sell. So the final table will be of a rustic design idea that I picked up from one of the lumberjocks here. I’m also thinking of incorporating a chessboard in the middle for those rainy nights. And yes, the table will lie down making the unit into a bed.
-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!