6x12 build

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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:56 pm

Nothing special going on. Catching up little things.
Redundant grounding.
Complete interior of nose and begin cabinet layout.
Insulate sides, top of the ice chest slide box. Even though I have a good ice chest, no, not an overpriced yeti or such, the box it slides into I have insulated the walls, top. Later I will do under the floor. The exterior wall has a total of R-21. The interior walls and top R-9, plus the memory foam mattress covers half of that. An ice chest within an ice chest.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:31 pm

Nose cabinet built, only 11" deep. After the fact I was going to raise the left/right shelf up 6" but the glue already dried. Oh well. Prime, paint it then skin face frame. Center bead board portion has fuse box under it, usb on top, will get formica. Basically a place to throw keys, phone, bluetooth speaker, spare gun.
Kitchen ready to prime/paint, skin face frames. Going to install clear sliding doors on the upper cabinets. Need the track to establish skin height.
Windows came in mid week finally, install tomorrow morning when rested. Water tank, pump should be in end of week, which then allows me to install kitchen drawer frames.
Oh, and the ice chest drawe had epoxy fillet installed woth 6" wide, 6 oz fiberglass securing sides/bottom. That will get sealed this weekend. Hoping to take it out next weekend for citthroat fishing in the mountains.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby featherliteCT1 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:59 pm

That nose cabinet framing looks good!
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:21 pm

featherliteCT1 wrote:That nose cabinet framing looks good!


Thank you.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:23 pm

Windows installed today after waking up early taking the dog jogging.
Small windows are more of a pain to set than larger.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby flboy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:37 pm

The windows look great! Nice job.
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Current Build CTC:
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Old CTC Build (sold)
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YouTube Videos of Finished Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FASF-x9ofMY - Interior
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb-pvBbyyBs - Exterior
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:21 pm

flboy wrote:The windows look great! Nice job.


Thank you. Pity they dont make that width taller. But will provide enough cross ventilation especially with the fan on. The fan does cool the trailer off quickly in the evening. Thinking of adding a smaller openable one on the door as long as I can set it up so a person cannot reach in, unlock the trailer.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:10 pm

Caught up items, almost time for a break. In two weeks we go to Alaska for flyfishing for rainbows and dolly varden. This weekend should be cutthroats.
Windows final sealed. Inside nose/kitchen cabinets final paint. I wont veneer the cabinet fronts or build doors for a bit. No need for them currently.
Flooring going in, an experiment. I was going to do glue down vinyl but happened to find snaplock vinyll planks at HD. If it works in trailer, might do house. The bamboo floors we have dont like dogs.
Ice chest drawer painted, ready to install. I cannot put the 2 deep kitchen drawers in till we get a water tank/pump. For now that is where a blue 7 gal jug sits.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:29 pm

Major accomplishment.
Ice chest drawer is in, fits and works.
One of the best items I put in the teardrop, carried over and improved here.
Set up with a 72 quart ice chest for food. Drinks will go in a separate one that sits outside. Drawer might fit a 100 quart, but thats to big.
Orr&Orr drawer slides, 37" extension, 250 pound capacity.
Ice chest completely full and the drawer are 115 pounds.
Cavity it slides into is also insulated.
Painted bead board drawer front will go on.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:32 pm

Slowing down, nose cabinets faced and primed. Final paint tomorrow.
Kitchen upper cabinets faced, primed, sliding plexiglass doors in.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby m.colley » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:25 am

your cabinets and kitchen build out look great, congrats..


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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:37 am

m.colley wrote:your cabinets and kitchen build out look great, congrats..


Martin


Thank you. It finally decided to rain today, first time in over 30 days, smoke from fires cleared out. I hope to final paint both today, put laminate on the dinette top. Install 2 switches in the kitchen. Paper towel holder on left wall by the sink, fire extinguisher on right wall. Then reinstall the flooring up front, put baseboard down. Clothes hooks and such.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby featherliteCT1 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:58 pm

I really like the plexiglass idea!
How thick is it?
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby fourbtgait » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:19 pm

Just under 1/8".
I used a 60 tooth carbide saw to cut it.
The track is Knape and Vogt found online. Its a plastic track, cuts easy with chop saw. Tite Bond glue and a brad nailer holds it in place though had to carefully use a nail set on the brads because of the depth of track.
I waited to face the cabinets to hide the track.
Between rain showers this morning I did get a finish coat of paint on upper kitchen and nose cabinets.
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Re: 6x12 build

Postby featherliteCT1 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:50 pm

Thank you for the excellent explanation. Now I know what to buy and how to install it.
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