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Installing the Outer Skins

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September 3, 2013

In my search for the perfect wood and finish for the outside of my woody teardrop I went through a variety of options: birch, oak, veneers. None of them allowed for a beautiful dark finish, even staining, nice grain, water resistance, and thin enough to bend to the curves of the profile. After a long […]

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Building the Galley Hatch

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September 3, 2013

The fist step is to cut the hatch ribs. I used the wall template to create the first rib, then used that rib for the rest. Here I am lining up the pattern for the second hatch rib. Originally I thought I would use a router to cut each piece but the rib was a bit […]

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Wall Insulation and Headliner

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September 3, 2013

The fitting of the wall installation and the Headliner were done in parallel. I used white 3/4″ foam board insulation which came in 4’x 8′ sheets. Insulation was measured and cut for each void in the side walls. The foil layer faces inward to contain the radiant heat inside the trailer. Supposedly you need a bit […]

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Building the walls

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September 3, 2013

I had to splce 2 3/4″ 4x’8′ sheets of ACX plywood to make each wall panel. CDX could be used and is cheaper but it contains many more voids and imperfections which could compromise the wall. I used a half-lap joint 3.5 inches across to join the two sheets. I use a straight edge and […]

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