TEARDROP TRAILER – BUILD DAY 23

INTERIOR

Karen and I got busy on the interior today. I’m starting to get really excited about how this might come out.

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TWO INCH FOAM HEADBOARD
We’re using a medium quality 2″ foam and some grey fabric to construct a headboard.

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KAREN LAYING OUT THE FABRIC
Karen and I found a nice grey (our favorite color!) fabric and some 2″ foam at Discount Fabrics in San Francisco.

IMG_9537ALFIE “HELPS”
The cats enjoy involving themselves in our projects, particularly when there are bits of string and foam to chew on.

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SETTING UP THE MACHINE
Karen’s sewing skills far exceed mine, here she is getting her Singer ready for action.

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SEWING THE HEADBOARD
Expertly done! You can really see the fabric texture in this shot, it’s almost something you might use for a men’s coat.

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Fits like a charm. It’s wrapped in plastic to keep the sawdust off, things are pretty messy in the workshop right now.

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STAINING CEILING PANELS
We picked up some knotty pine wall panels from our local Home Depot which we’re going to use to line the ceiling. They turned out to be a pretty good option, well priced and fairly light. Also, they look great. Here I am adding some tung oil finish.

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LOTS OF CEILING PANELS
And here is Karen helping to varnish some more panels. It’s a bit of a sticky job, next time we’ll wear gloves. After a little bit of internet research Karen discovered you can remove tung oil finish from your hands with rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover.

We need 14 feet of these panels to cover the inside of the trailer, we’ve stained and cut about half. I can’t wait to install them, they are far classier than the plywood I had initially planned for.

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