Teardrop Trailer – Build Day 14

BARN RAISING

I closed the walls up and began to assemble the trailer today. It was really exciting to finally sit inside it and get a sense of the space. It’s certainly a ‘sleeper’ but it’s also roomy enough for two.  I think I will leave the bed the entire trailer length, I like to stretch out. I’ll put the kitchen space on a floating shelf in the back about half way up the trailer.

Signed
AUTOGRAPHED
Before I closed the wall I signed my work. This was a lot of effort, it pleases me to leave my name on it somewhere.

Pirates
PIRATES
I paraphrased my favorite Jack Handey deep thought inside the wall. I wrote this from memory and missed a bit of it, the actual deep thought goes:

“It’s funny that pirates were always going around searching for treasure, and they never realized that the real treasure was the fond memories they were creating.”

FinishingTheWallsREADY FOR THE SKIN
I put some gorilla glue on all the exposed wood and dropped down the inside wall skin.

InsideWallSkin
THE INSIDE WALL SKIN
The insulation is about 1/32 of an inch thicker than the framing so I’ve really had to squeeze everything together to get a nice flat wall.
I clamped the edges and then added many screws around the perimeter.

WallsComingUp
RAISING THE WALLS
Up, up, and well… Up.

Inside2
WALLS
I got the side walls up and then screwed in the front wall to hold everything together. The walls are also sitting on a heavy bead of gorilla glue.

WallsComingUp2
A TRAILER
It finally looks a bit like a little trailer.

Inside03BACK WALL AND ROOF
More bits going into place. I’m using L-brackets to hold the roof, front, and back wall in place. There are also some long drywall screws running through from the outside wall.

TopView
ROOF
Here is the flat portion of the roof in place.

InsideTrailerINSIDE
It feels nice and spacious inside. You can see the space for the front window here. I’ll add the actual windows towards the end of the build.