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Old 10-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #81
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Time for a little update, plus I get moved to the front of the list. Any comments are surely welcomed and used in our bus building so don't be shy.


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Old 10-10-2011, 12:46 PM   #82
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We are jumping around a liitle so have patience, these pics are kinda random.


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Old 10-10-2011, 12:59 PM   #83
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I had never built a cabinet so this is my first one..... little different working in a bus or a boat as nothing is level or square.





We could write so many stories of the trials and tribulations but that would be boring, build, check, tear out and rebuild. Oh that LP pipe is in the way of the drawer closing, etc.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:32 PM   #84
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You could have made things a little easier if you had built the toe kick (out of 2X4's), attached that to the floor (leveling the toe kick), then built the cabinet carcase and set the boxes on top of the toe kick.

My suggestion to anyone who is building their cabinets: Build your cabinets out of plywood, not particle board even you you can get the high density cabinet grade particle board. Particle board is very heavy.
Free 32mm Frameless Cabinet Plans for an easy cabinet box to build. You can pocket screw a face frame to a 32mm system. The toe kick plans make installing the cabinet run very easy and you have a level flat base to attach the base cabinets to. Building the toe kick separate will also allow you to route heat/air ducts, plumbing, gas lines, electrical wiring under the cabinets. You can buy a simple hole jig from many woodworking outfits to drill your shelf pin holes. This is the one I have, it's inexpensive and takes up little space and I have used to drill shelf holes in a 24" High Wall cab up to a 84" High Tall pantry cabinet (24" deep):

Jig-It Shelving Jig comes with a self centering 1/4" bit (buy 1/4" shelf pins) OR 5mm bit (5mm shelf pins). Works on traditional framed or Euro frameless. I have both bits because I had to use some 5mm shelf pins. You can buy the drill bit systems separate from the jig. The jig will hold two bits in the black handle.

These 1/4" shelf supports have a hole in them and you can drill a matching pilot hole in the bottom of the shelf and put a screw in to hold the shelf in place. The cushions are for glass shelves. I would also recommend metal shelf support/pins over plastic ones. I've got both plastic and metal in the Class C. I can load a shelf down more with the metal than the plastic one. The plastic ones support with no problem until we travel down the road. Then they shear out of the holes.

Also you can spend a bit more $$ and buy a Veritas 32mm Cabinet System
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:37 PM   #85
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Dogfinn, Awesome job on cutting the holes for your fridge and AC. Looking great.

Do not fear the making of your cabinets. It appears that you have the brains to undertake those projects. Good job.

I LOVE your circuit breaker panel.

Thanks for the pics.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:37 PM   #86
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Looking good!
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:35 PM   #87
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Thanks SeanF, here are some other pics.




Now if I could just find time to paint the out side.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:17 PM   #88
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Well I have been working on the galley (boat) kitchen, got the drawers made and installed, layed 3/4" plywood with 1/4" durock and then tiled the counter with the same tile that went in the bathroom, 1" x 1" glass tile. Nancy, the wife likes it so that must mean that I did ok. just need to grout and move on to the next thing....pretty cold out in the bus and gets dark very early so its a little tougher to get motivated to go out and work.

here a re a few pics of the process that we have made.


You can see in this pic our planned kitchen sink in the cupboard below where it will go.... we bought this SS pan at a resturant supply store for $19.00, drill a hole and deform the bottom a liitle so it drains towards the hole and you have a sink, same thing I did in the bathroom sink out of a SS bowl.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:23 PM   #89
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:35 PM   #90
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Kitchen looks great! Are you planning some sort of backsplash for the corner surrounding the stove? I know the window gets in the way of a backsplash behind the sink, but I would at least put some quarter round or something to seal the crack between the counter and the wall so water doesn't get in there.
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