Hardwood (kinda) floors and upgrades in the 817

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  1. Lanternman

    Lanternman Active Member

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    Hey all, its been awhile.....
    Been doing some small upgrades on the 95 Starcraft, because as we all know, once camping starts, the work stops haha. Picked up some stick down 'hardwood' flooring and went for it, what a difference a couple evenings makes! Planning to trim it out with some rough cut stained pine and some new curtains.
    Anyone else get into some off season work?
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  2. BikeNFish

    BikeNFish Well-Known Member

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    That looks great! It looks like you are turning the camper into a cabin! Pop up cabin!!
     
  3. Lanternman

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    Thanks! If thats what youre seeing, then im right on track!
     
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  4. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Now you need a Tongue & Groove Ceiling!
     
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  5. Lanternman

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    How cool would that be!
     
  6. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I have been thinking of using Cedar Closet Planks for the Ceiling
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  7. mrkrag

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    pressed plaster...
     
  8. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    nasty mess & heavy!
     
  9. Lanternman

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    I wouldnt dare put anything else on the roof or ceiling. Already a nervous wreck waiting for that "snap" one day, and ruining my camping weekend.
     
  10. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    That looks great. I have been wanting to upgrade my floors as well. Just waiting on the funds to cooperate. Not to mention I keep on changing my mind with style/color. ive been wanting to repaint my cabinets, but my dad talked me out of it.
     
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  11. neighbormike

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    Looks great Lanternman!
     
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  12. jbirdt2001@yahoo.com

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    can you share what the name of the plank is you used in this project please?
     
  13. momofEAP

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    I love that you put them at an angle! Looks great!
     
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    I like that 45 degree look, adds some creativity to it!

    Now did you cut the pieces around the cabinets?
     
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    Looks nice....I wonder how the product will be affected by temp changes.
     
  16. Lanternman

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    Thanks for the compliments! Finally got some decent weather to wrap things up. All trimmed out, and sealed where trim was not used, like the ends of the box and under the cabinets. Even did the fridge as an experiment, and kinda dig it!
    Jbird- the flooring is HFC Horizon 'luxury vinyl hardwood flooring'. 17 bucks a box (22sq/ft) at Ollies. Only took 1.5 boxes to do everything.
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  17. Lanternman

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    It was all done with a utility knife, score and snap. Going around the edges was NOT fun. I didnt show a pic of all the messed up and broken ones HAHA
     
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  18. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    this I remember when I did my floors in my kitchen in my house. . My mistake pile sadly was higher than the scrap pile. However the end result is what counts. Way to go. What size is your popup? A box and half is not as bad as I thought it would take. By the way, love the fridge. How did you do it?
     
  19. Lanternman

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    No project is complete without a few mistakes and bad words, right? Camper box is a little 8 footer, and I didnt do the floors inside the cabinets yet, that would definitely eat up the rest of a second box of flooring. As for the fridge, I just cut and stuck the flooring where it needed to go and sealed the corners with some leftover brown paintable caulking.
     
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