|Project by Roz||posted 10-01-2012 03:55 AM||2160 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
My sister and husband ask for a little help with an idea they had for improving the looks of the interior of their motor home. They like the look of Red Oak and I had made a small console for them a few years earlier using that wood. Now they decided they wanted a countertop and table top to match. So they came up for a visit and we built and installed these mods.
The fixtures we replaced were the standard countertop material with a particle board base. I had some 4 quarter stock about 11 inches wide that we glued up to make large blanks. We shaped the glue ups using the original items from the motor home as templates.
We changed the original table top design with a round over edge and set the collapsible leg 3 inches further back to eliminate a trip hazard in the walk way.
The counter top design changed with the addition of a molded edge and end cap. The original counter was 3 inches longer than the replacement and it stuck out into the seating area making the seating uncomfortable for anyone over 37 inches tall. It also had a large unattractive wing to prevent items from rolling off the counter that interfered with television viewing from the table area. To solve this we created an end cap to stop rolling objects and tied it into the edge molding across the front.
The entire project was stained to match using Minwax Golden Pecan oil stain. We then applied ten coats of water based poly urethane, sanding between coats. Thanks for looking.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."