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Please, help our search for Inside Cabinet Design Ideas ~

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:00 am
by sdtripper2

Please ... help our search for Inside Cabinet Design IdeasImage

Inside Cabinet Design, Construction & Finished Result Pictures Needed

John (Micro469 Avatar)

John formulates the problem as the need for cabinet ideas and wrote:I was sitting in my 1/2 done trailer tonight, staring at the back wall trying to visualize cupboards or shelves there. I was trying to see how far out they should go, how low, how high, how many...etc...etc... when I realized we have a sticky for side profiles, and a Gallery Gallery. BUT... we don't have an area E.G. "sticky" for interior cupboards or layouts.. Would be nice to have... a visual manual of great ideas.....

Problem ... We would like to consolidate Teardrop interior design ideas:
We don't have a good selection of interior design pictures and construction
as John has sited. We do have the Galley pictures but we would like to have
the interior design idea section as well. Your ideas and help with input will
help us get some of the best designs in order for future use.

You can help if you have pictures, design & construction measurements of inside cabinetsImage
You can post here with as much data of design, best practice construction,
and pictures. You might suggest a hinge or a latch or some special
accommodation in your design as well.

We will try to corral these pictures and ideas into a pleasing order to help
people in the future get ideas of what they can do with the small space
inside their Teardrop trailer.

Thank you for supporting this effort in advance.
Your help is appreciated as we narrow down our search for good ideas
of design, pictures measurements and best practices.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:11 am
by bledsoe3
Here's a shot of my interior cabinets prior to the top being installed.
What I did different than most is, I used a single sheet of baltic birch ply for the counter top in the galley and the bottom of my cabinets. There is no step up in cabinet height from galley to cabin.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:36 am
by mikeschn

You can collect all your photos here if you like... ... ?cat_id=10


PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:13 am
by Sonetpro
Here is some pic's of mine. At the bottom is a raceway for running wires, mounting a stereo and running AC hoses to the vents.
During construction the wall was blocked for the mounting of the rear cabinets and then pocket screwed and glued to the wall. The front cabinet as well as the rear wall are in dado's in the wall and part of the torsion box.




PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:35 am
by sdtripper2
This is a beginning but I know there are others that could share their good work?

Please take time to give use your inputs here on your interior cabinets?

Thank you~

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:22 pm
by dhazard
Build the cabinet outside of the trailer, do all of the staining and finishing then mount it in the trailer.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:48 am
by asianflava
OK, here they are. These pics were taken before I applied polyurethane to the interior.

Facing rear, 3 drawers and 2 cabinets, hinged at the top. The PVC elbow peeking out the bottom is part of the airconditioner drainage system.

Facing the front, the cabinets are hinged at the bottom. The top is a nice place to put keys, change, flashlight, etc.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:04 pm
by Micro469
Those are Great Cabins!!!!! :thumbsup:
I know there are alot of others out there...... Wassa matter? You guys afraid you don't measure up??
I've seen Pictures placed nin posts when you show off your build, and they are beautiful.. It really would be nice to see them all together. Come on guys... Help willya???

( I need ideas....) :lol:

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:26 am
by halfdome, Danny
The first photo show the raw headboard cabinet before the ceiling was installed. Both of my cabinets are framed as an integeral part of the tear for lateral and integral strength to the tear.


This is the current appearance of my headboard cabinet with the center area holding a small heater. I’m happy I made 3" stiles at the walls so the doors will not hit the protruding light switches. Since we now have a heated mattress pad I’ll need to install a 12 volt plug in each stile so that we can plug it in.

This is how it looks without any beding and it shows the sliding doors in the pillow area for easy access.

I didn’t plan on a radio thinking the TV/DVD/CD/MP3 player would do the trick but found out the screen stays on when playing music and drains the batteries. I was able to shoe horn this car radio in the TV space and as you can see there still is room for the TV
Another benefit in not putting a door in the center is it leaves a safe area to run a small ceramic heater on those chilly nights.

The foot board cabinet is about 18" above the floor for mattress and foot clearance. It doesn’t stick out too far enabling a more spacious tear cabin. The left and right cabinet doors hold all of our personal gear like the doors on the headboard cabinet does.
Overall we really enjoy the cabinet layout and I don’t see changing the layout in the next tear. :D Danny

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:42 am
by Nitetimes
Here's a couple of mine before doors and finish.



PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:22 am
by Loader
Here's mine. First photo shows the front face, the second when it was attached to trailer with pocket hole screws and finally the finished cabinets.





PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:59 am
by Outlaw
Keep'em coming folks! My TD does not have any rear interior cabinet space. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to post their awesome work!

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:28 pm
by sdtripper2
Thank you all for helping develop our interior construction ideas.

Please ... if you haven't done so please contribute your ideas and pictures
if you have walked this path. Others can learn from your ideas.

We appreciate your efforts very much.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:51 pm
by Steve Frederick
Here ya go!
Here's a galley for fun!


PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:23 pm
by Aaron Coffee
this post has inspired me to build a cabinet for the cabin, then when I finish that I will build a cabinet in the galley(just have curtain nows). The cabin will be 2 doors with an open space in the middle, underneath will be 2 drawers with a hidden stereo in the middle. one question I have is what size plywood to use for the doors and drawer fronts(3/4 or 1/2). I know my lumber yard has 3/4 oak but not sure of 1/2.
Aaron Coffee