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Old 05-08-2018, 08:24 AM   #1081
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EXACTLY!!! here's what we did with our wheel well on the driver side... made a shelf!

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Really love those shelves! Curve on wheel well and stain look sharp!

What wood and stain is it?

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Old 05-08-2018, 08:25 AM   #1082
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Always such great work!!

I always wonder why folks have such a HARD time accepting that there are wheel wells in most buses. There are lots of creative, pragmatic uses of space and you've shown one great example!

Flat floors are cool and all, but I'd rather have full size tires and full suspension.


Thanks! Yeah with some planning they don’t have to be a big deal. This one will offer some storage as well.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:10 AM   #1083
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Really love those shelves! Curve on wheel well and stain look sharp!

What wood and stain is it?
Thanks!! For the wood just used sanded ply from Home Depot. For the stain we used Minwax Polyshades (it's a stain and polyurethane in one). I think we used the Honey color. We really like how the color turned out.

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Finishing the love seat.

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Old 05-08-2018, 11:27 PM   #1085
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The bus is looking awesome! I love how that table came out.

I will be building the walls, cabinets, and couch in the near future now that i skinned over the needed windows and I have a big empty spot on the wall I have been thinking about table options. Ill be watching to see the progress. That flooring is gonna completely change the look of it!
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:45 AM   #1086
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Old 05-09-2018, 10:36 PM   #1087
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Working on the floor. The joints in my plywood weren’t perfectly flush so I tried sanding them.

That was a bust.

Nothing worked until I got out my trusty angle grinder with flap disk.

I also got my tank access cover installed.

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Started on the floor!
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:01 PM   #1088
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A lot of progress on the floor but not quite done.

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I have never used this product before, and we’ll see how it does, but loving it so far.

The bulk of the time in installation is the cuts of course.

Supposed to be very durable and waterproof. I couldn’t be more pleased with the look of it.

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There is a learning curve, but compared to the 800 sq ft of porcelain tile I did a few years ago it is like falling off a rock to put in.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:04 AM   #1089
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Can't remember, did you spray foam the whole thing including the floor? Also, is your floor heated?
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Can't remember, did you spray foam the whole thing including the floor? Also, is your floor heated?


No I used XPS from Lowe’s. 1/2” to maintain headroom. And no heated floor. It is just steel, rustoleum, XPS, plywood, and “luxury vinyl tile.”
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Old 05-12-2018, 04:24 PM   #1091
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:48 AM   #1092
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Time to do final install of stove. After looking at the design I didn’t like the idea of it backing up to plywood so I skinned the wall with sheet metal.

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I also installed the anti tip bracket that came with it.

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Only thing lacking now is a floor plate to hold it firmly in position.

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Old 05-13-2018, 12:34 PM   #1093
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Keeping the stove from walking off.
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Old 05-13-2018, 12:55 PM   #1094
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I love the way you secured the stove.

Some of the other examples I have seen scare me. I have seen the aftermath of RV accidents with poorly secured furniture and appliances. Pretty scary.....
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Dog crate #1 complete.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:47 AM   #1096
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These have been more difficult than I expected...combination of the wheel well and the mesh, bunk above and swinging door all end up giving a lot to consider.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:06 PM   #1097
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I love the way you secured the stove.

Some of the other examples I have seen scare me. I have seen the aftermath of RV accidents with poorly secured furniture and appliances. Pretty scary.....


Thanks! I don’t like the idea of this thing coming loose either! Stressing about safety is for sure one of my main concerns in this project.
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:34 PM   #1098
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Thanks! I don’t like the idea of this thing coming loose either! Stressing about safety is for sure one of my main concerns in this project.
You know I like just about everything you have done with this build, but I was worried about that stove.

Looks like you took care of it.
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Looking amazing! Yall are doing a great job! Whats your plan for the side walls?
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Looking amazing! Yall are doing a great job! Whats your plan for the side walls?


Thanks! Not sure what you mean by side walls.
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