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Kitchen Cabinet Assembly


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I’m continuing with the kitchen cabinet assembly in the RV. It’s mostly gluing the separate parts together, but I sometimes use screws, allowing me to access hidden parts of the kitchen cabinet. After another fit in the cargo van, I outline the location for the induction cooktop, but that’s for next time. Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet Assembly

Murphy Bed Installation

 


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A fold-up Murphy bed for a van is the ultimate space saver and a little effort can create a unique furniture piece.

rv murphy bedMuch work has gone into it and more is waiting to be added. So far the lower cabinets and the bed are finished and the upper cabinets will follow soon. A modern oil painting with Continue reading Murphy Bed Installation

Thinking About Safety & More

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Safety comes in different packages and I start with a fire extinguisher in the RV/Cargo Van.

rv deckfillI just installed a general purpose extinguisher next to the driver’s seat and will add another one at a later time, either in the kitchen or at the sliding side door of my Ford Transit. But these are not the only safety precautions I’ll take; I’ll add a seat belt cutter/window breaker and fire/carbon monoxide alarm. Continue reading Thinking About Safety & More

Picture Frame & Canvas

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In an effort to finish the driver’s side of the interior, I prepared a molding for the bottom of the Murphy bed and started to replace the fill dish and hoses at the fresh water tank.

The wardrobe side wall also got a Formica finish. In addition, I started on a long-term project: a small oil painting of a Mondriaan piece for the Murphy bed. As the oil paint needs to dry completely between applications, this will take a couple of months to accomplish. Next week, the main push is to apply Formica to the Murphy bed.
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Murphy Bed Legs

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In the coming weeks, I’ll be finishing the Murphy bed. Today I move the bed back into the van; it’s time to take some final measurements and add the legs.

I use a similar pivot mechanism on both legs and some magnets to keep the legs in place when the bed is folded up. The dark Formica on the legs, will hide them  from view. After finishing up the legs, I will continue to apply Formica on most of the remainder of the Murphy bed and then install the upper cabinets above the bed.
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