Romanian Vardo style standee

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Romanian Vardo style standee

Postby prohandyman » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:39 am

Well I think I remember saying the SlumberCoach was the last camper I would build, but you just can't keep a good man down. I bought a frame back from a guy that I sold a couple of years ago. He never got started with his project and I guess I am bored. Well...except for a herniated disc, for which I'm seeing a surgeon today, so getting sidelined before I get started. But the frame needed some welding and cutting so I at least got that done before surgery. That and the floors cut to size and undercoated, so most of the bending over is done for awhile. It is to be a Vardo style standee, which I always wanted to build.
6 1/2 x 12 ft, 7 ft tall. I've gotten back into wood carving so it will have lots of Gingerbread, old world style door and Windows, a porch and some crazy decorative painting. So...number 33 takes off!
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby aggie79 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:49 am

:thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:33 am

Been awful slow going with the back pain but... Got he floors ready to screw down and started bending up the aluminum wheel wells. Surgery is Fri so progress comes to a halt for awhile .
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:12 pm

Best Wishes on your surgery! Here's hoping you are up and around and feeling better in no time!
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:43 am

Ok surgery is over and went good. Now a little rest and rehab and we will get back on this camper. Visiting a architectural salvage store later this week hopefully to look at doors, windows, etc.
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:45 am

So much for rest. Back is alot better, off pain meds...so let's get going again. Got the subfloor, wheel wells, and wood flooring done.153238
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby Staryder61 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:08 pm

Good news on the back being better... :thumbsup: just don't over do it.. will be watching your progress.. :)
Curious about the gingerbread you mentioned.. :thinking:
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:45 pm

Got the bed, seats, table, bathroom and cabinets framed! Siding going on and a window framed!
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:50 am

Getting the door done. Fitting the leaded glass window and rounding the top before cutting it in half.
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:53 am

Road side attached ready for paint.
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby aggie79 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:15 am

Dan,
I love the door and the siding! Glad to hear your back is doing well.
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:20 pm

4/5 update
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Re: Gypsy Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:32 am

4/20 updates
Countertop fitted
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Curbside wall done
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Just about ready to move outside for roof structure and door install
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Re: Gypsy Vardo build

Postby prohandyman » Tue May 08, 2018 2:20 pm

It out under the carport now so we can continue upwards.
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Re: New Vardo build

Postby lgatlin » Fri May 18, 2018 2:40 pm

prohandyman wrote:Getting the door done. Fitting the leaded glass window and rounding the top before cutting it in half.
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Beautiful door! I am enjoying watching this - we are going to start a second in the near future (selling our old one, to make way for the new!), so I am enjoying this vicariously for a few months -- won't get to ours until we clear out the area.
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