New teardrop building

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Re: New teardrop building

Postby KCStudly » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:01 pm

Understood. How do you intend to seal the inside of the tank? The sink is no problem, but a closed tank? I can see you glassing two halves, or a basin and a lid; then bonding them together; then pouring a goodly amount of resin in and tumbling it around to seal the inside seam... but will that really be good enough to be sure no moisture ever gets into the wood?

I'm not trying to poo poo your idea; just trying to understand (and hopefully help you, too) the pitfalls that need to be considered and overcome. Perhaps use a lost foam process and ditch the wood altogether?
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Re: New teardrop building

Postby wysedav » Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:18 pm

Been a long time since my last post but I’m still making progress. Just really slowly. I fitted my drawers,installed the sink and laminated the cooler drawer and the counter top. Just about t at the point to start finishing all the wood details with stain and poly. Here’s a picture of where I’m at.

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Re: New teardrop building

Postby wysedav » Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:15 pm

I started making my doors, I laminated and bent a frame and am planning on building it essentially like a exterior home door. Sloped threshold, full door jamb with gaskets all around, piano hinge along the front edge. Door will be inset flush with the exterior of the trailer. All wood will be epoxy coated. Do you guys think this will leak? or should I add a secondary seal somewhere? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: New teardrop building

Postby wysedav » Wed May 02, 2018 3:58 pm

A little more progress to report, fit up one more door, and sided the inside. Think it looks pretty sweet. Also did a rough fit of the kitchen drawers and doors. Going to wait until I get the floor mounted on the frame before I do the final fit up in case the frame puts a little twist on the woodwork.

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Re: New teardrop building

Postby wysedav » Sat May 19, 2018 7:39 am

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I reattached the other wall so I could do some more fitup. Looks like a Teardrop now!


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Making some progress, finished the other side of the interior and added the door jamb. Cutout the light switches for the dome and outside lights.


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Made the headboard, bottom has a removable panel, I plan on putting most of my electrical in there. I will put cabinet doors in the two outer spots, the middle will have a shelf. It'll get painted white when I'm done.
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Re: New teardrop building

Postby wysedav » Sat May 19, 2018 7:45 am

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I sketched up the frame because I'm getting close to needing it! Not finished yet mostly just to figure how much steel I'll need. I was going to install half axles but it seems like it'll be easier to install a full axle. Now I just need to scrape up the money to finish!!
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