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Old 03-30-2016, 10:47 AM   #291
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I've seen many people with both skoolies and factory rv's that use furniture and cabinets from IKEA. They have all been happy with the quality and the fact that it is easy to get the items into the bus since they usually require some assembly.
Exactly! the loveseat will be an Ikea piece.
this is the table (don't laugh) > http://amzn.com/B006JEDPHQ
this is the cooktop that will go on top > http://amzn.com/B00005OU9D
Depending on how hot the bottom of the stove gets, i'll put something like a butcher block/cutting board under it.
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:50 AM   #292
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Exactly! the loveseat will be an Ikea piece.
this is the table (don't laugh) > Robot Check
this is the cooktop that will go on top > Robot Check
Depending on how hot the bottom of the stove gets, i'll put something like a butcher block/cutting board under it.
Actually that table is a great idea! You could even remove the legs and mount it as a permanent countertop on cabinets. Sink and faucet are already built in. I like it!
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Old 03-30-2016, 10:54 AM   #293
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"for the interiors, I'm going all "pre-fab": couch/main area seating will be a small love seat bolted to the floor adding seatbealts to it, kitchenette area will be a fold-out table with build in sink (found it on amazon), mini fridge under it, water "

Hey Noob, Have you got any pictures or item info on Amazon on the kitchenette stuff. Looking for something for my project. Saw the couch, where is it from. Thanks, Joe.
Sure, Joe!
the couch is from Ikea. The frame is all metal. Our dog has been using one as his own (yes, we spoil that mutt rotten...he has his own room in the house, too!). Another plus, the cover comes off easily for washing. I like this design as the tubular legs/feet will make it a bit easier for attaching it to the floor, and attach seatbelts.
KNOPPARP Loveseat - gray - IKEA
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Old 03-30-2016, 11:00 AM   #294
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Actually that table is a great idea! You could even remove the legs and mount it as a permanent countertop on cabinets. Sink and faucet are already built in. I like it!
The idea is minimal build-time; however, good point on removing the legs completely, as i already measured, and might need to chop right-side legs to mount on top of wheel...path of least resistance
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:00 PM   #295
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I've seen many people with both skoolies and factory rv's that use furniture and cabinets from IKEA. They have all been happy with the quality and the fact that it is easy to get the items into the bus since they usually require some assembly.
My thoughts precisely... The IKEA bus!
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:32 PM   #296
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My thoughts precisely... The IKEA bus!
You'd have to admit, not having to lift and carry a cabinet (or something larger) all at once, but panel-by-panel, has its uses
If you're careful enough, that type of furniture can last a long time, too! Couple that with the affordable price tag...i sound like a spokesperson
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A guy who builds "tiny houses" near me used Ikea almost exclusively.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:05 PM   #298
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You'd have to admit, not having to lift and carry a cabinet (or something larger) all at once, but panel-by-panel, has its uses
If you're careful enough, that type of furniture can last a long time, too! Couple that with the affordable price tag...i sound like a spokesperson
We have multiple pieces of Ikea furniture in our house that is 16 years old and still in great shape! It holds up very well.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:05 PM   #299
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A guy who builds "tiny houses" near me used Ikea almost exclusively.
Man, i love watching those tiny houses shows!
At times, reading and seeing pictures of all these great builds, I regret buying a shortie, but they i think "it has taken my 2yrs to get close to 50%...with a 7-window unit or longer, I'd probably still be removing seats!"

If you've never watched the shows, i'd suggest to watch one or two episodes. If nothing else, for the shock when the "new tiny homes owner" realized <300sqf might not be the best way to be cool and trendy
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Seems to me with the flex and vibration of a bus IKEA would be a bad choice,, my 2c
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