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Old 05-16-2020, 09:51 PM   #61
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bed area "boxed in "

So the plan is a bit like a Chinese puzzle. I wanted to keep the back door access in case......but i want a bed ....and a seating area too. So we decided BOX components !

This was a photoshop series of pics I sent after first roughs. I'll post the even better looking finals later. Four boxes that can be removed for outdoor seating / indoor "diner" seating with tabletop / stackable to the sides when needed.....or usually flat as a bed :





The final result turned out even better......I love the diner table and sofas version and it's seamless as a bed now .

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Old 05-16-2020, 10:00 PM   #62
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:01 PM   #63
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thanks.....I wasn't sure if I could get all that in one.....but it fits 2 people really well when in "diner" formation. one step forward and a whole bunch more to go still .
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Old 05-18-2020, 09:52 AM   #64
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Have you considered a dinette style table, that then lowers when you want a bed? Or would the pedestal be too restrictive for you back door access?
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Old 05-18-2020, 04:17 PM   #65
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Really like what you're doing with the design, and that floor looks beautiful!
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:44 PM   #66
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I've seen the dinette / bed done a number of ways.....with removable table or hinged beds but I wanted the aisle available for now. I'm already wondering if I'll need more space under a higher bed.....but I'll revise if that becomes an issue ! I will need space to hide more guitars lol
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:48 PM   #67
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updated pics !

getting to the point where curtains etc are going in. I already know I want upper cabinets. But the basics are all blocked in now :





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Old 08-03-2020, 02:56 PM   #68
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Old 08-03-2020, 08:19 PM   #69
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Looks great.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:36 PM   #70
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Old 10-21-2021, 09:33 PM   #71
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2021.....more progress ! FIRE !!

Yup.....finally got the chimney hooked up for chilly season :













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Old 10-21-2021, 09:41 PM   #72
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test driving the fireplace !







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Old 10-21-2021, 09:43 PM   #73
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A Better Battery Box !





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Old 10-21-2021, 09:47 PM   #74
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saves time

This is just a quick thing I printed up to not have to look it up at the occasional window when people with important hats ask questions ( if it looks official it must be ) :

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Old 10-21-2021, 09:50 PM   #75
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And finally.....THOR's new home !

I bought a farm !!! Spencerville Ontario....98 acres. I am leaving a lot that's 35 x 85 for one that's 700 x 7,000 !





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Old 10-21-2021, 11:21 PM   #76
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Bus is looking awesome, love the bed/table solution.
I keep coming back to look at your rear deck bike carrier, might have to reconsider that for mine. I'm using a KTM Duke for my camp bike and my floor height makes for a real tall ramp trying to get through the rear door.
Congrats on the new homestead, looks beautiful. I haven't been through Spencerville in almost 40 years but do remember how nice it is out there.
Cheers
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:04 AM   #77
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Love the wood stove!! I would love to put one in mine... Congrats on the farm purchase!!! That's awesome!!!
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:26 AM   #78
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Thanks Oscar1 and Frochevy ! I might have to put knobbies on the DR 400.......the road I'm on is the narrowest dirt road I ever saw in Ontario so I expect it will stay that way for a long time.

And yes Fro.......the tiny wood stove works magic. I'll be living in the bus January through Feb while we clean out and revise the house interior......but it does burn through the soft stuff really fast......so you gotta feed it or cut some special hardwood blocks that fit to keep it going longer.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:03 PM   #79
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Did you tell the insurance company about your wood stove in the bus?
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