TEARDROP TRAILER – BUILD DAY 25

RE-SKINNING THE ROOF
My first shot at skinning the roof went so-so. My second effort was much better and the trailer is now wrapped in sheets of 1/4″ luan.

BendLuanRoof BENDING LUAN
This stuff bends okay. The front curve is the tightest and I had a little bit of cracking as I fit the plywood. Nothing so bad I can’t fix it with a little filler and some sanding.

FittingLuanRoof INSULATED CEILING
This ceiling is fully insulated under the luan.

fillerOnRoof SMOOTHING THE ROOF
I’m puttying all of the screws and seams with an exterior wood filler. I’m hoping to have a very sleek trailer.

StudioArt PEGBOARD ART
It’s all about the bits you don’t draw… Negative space, man.  Deep.

karenInWorkshop MS. KAREN
My beautiful cohort and co-builder, she’s been super helpful with this build. Her patience and thoughtful approach are a nice balance to my wing-it and hope for the best attitude.

ThePlans ORIGINAL TRAILER PLANS
I’m still keeping pretty close to my original plans, though I’ve decided to forgo the rear kitchen for now. It will create a lot of weight and I’m not convinced I want to reduce the cabin space. If I change my mind I can always add it later.

dollhouse OLD PROJECTS ON PAUSE
Awhile back I had begun to build a dollhouse inspired by some of my favorite SF victorians, clearly a project that has been sidelined.

TrailerAndHatch
HATCH
That hatch is nearly complete now. The inside is lined with the same knotty pine as is used on the ceiling and front walls.

HatchInsidePanel
INSIDE OF HATCH
I ‘d like to add some useful hardware to the inside of the hatch. A light would be nice. I’ve also seen people add rods for towels and even install stereos.

LookingOutHatch
INSIDE LOOKING OUT
This hole is where the hatch will go. I don’t plant to immediately build in a galley because I don’t want too add any weight and I like the spacious interior.

In the meantime I plan use some big plastic bins where we can store all of our stuff. These bins will be accessible from the inside at the foot of the bed or from the outside through the hatch. A few screw-eyes and some good bungee cords should hold them in place.

This is a bin I’m considering: Rubbermaid 1172 ActionPacker Storage Box, 24 Gallon.

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