Galley cabinets

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  1. Sjm9911

    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    I have , and others. Not sure if i waxed over that. Nm i think i did. I also waxed over that chaulk paint. Worked better then poly over it. The poly took some of the paint off, the wax didnt.
     
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    I use tung oil on raw gun stocks. Makes a nice finish.
     
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    We used to do boiled lindseed oil on all the wooden tools at work. But that has fallen by the wayside, as most of the tools are plastic and fiberglass now. Sad. The wood axes, and pike poles used to look great, and last years and years. Now everything is disposable.
     
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    Yes I agree. I think we are moving this thread to woodworking.[:O]
     
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    Keep in mind patience is one of the required skills to complete the job.
     
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    * tung oil
     
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    OP, get it smooth enough for you and paint if you don't have the patience to get a wood grain finish with time and effort. My dream someday is to have a camper interior that looks like a wooden boat. Wood everywhere.
     
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    Awesome idea with a beautiful result
     
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    Not sure if it suits your tastes but the Rustoleum Hammered Metal paints are easy to work with and make a nice finish which covers a variety of sins. The silver is a dead ringer for galvanized (I used it to paint the frame around a hydraulic door that has galvanized sheets on it and it looks fantastic). The black has worked well for outside furniture, firewood racks, etc. and the copper looks good too. There are other colors as well.

    And the really nice part is if you get dings later, touching up is a breeze and virtually invisible.

    I’ve attached a picture of the copper and the silver on the inside of some workshop cabinets. I plan to repaint those old kitchen cabinets with one of them sometime.

    if you choose that, DON’T use the spray. Use the quart cans and a cheap roller (touch-up rollers work well) and a cheap brush. Foam brushes work but most start dissolving within half an hour or so. Two coats works well.

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    If you use paint thats not made for cabinites, best to top coat it with something that is compatible for longevity. Especially on stuff like cabinites and furniture. And doller tree has good cheap throw away brushes.
     
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    Ok, folks! The question was looking for a shortcut to avoid the sanding and such. The only real answer I have seen is to use a vanity and cut it down.

    I would also suggest looking around to see if there was a cabinet to be salvaged from another camper. Some people are lucky enough to live close to a camper salvage yard. The closest one to me is almost 300 miles so it is not practical. But there must be some in California???

    Please follow up and let us know what you do. Good luck!
     
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    Greetings from Colorado.

    Check out the online classified sites likes Craigslist. Someone is ALWAYS scrapping out an old trailer or RV. Thrift shops like Goodwill, Salvation Army and your local charities can yield promising finds. Frequent local Habitat for Humanities or Restore stores. Don't discount the big box stores and watch for marked down dent and scratch items. Yard sales and garage sales can also be promising. Watch the curbs for buildings being remolded. Don't be bashful about approaching contractors.

    If you find something that is close to want you want/need you can always modify it to suit.

    As I always tell my kids/grand-kids, " Look at something not for what it is, but what it could be.".
     
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    Good idea I took an old retro coffee table and took the top off to make a lovely table in the pop top.
     

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    We did this on ours. All of our interior is white. Any cabinets I rebuilt with 1/2" ACX plywood then primed with 2 coats of kilz original and paint with white latex. No grain shows up and it's way more sturdy than the luan and toothpicks that were there originally.
     
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    I built my cabinets with 3/4 ply then skinned them with that cheap 1/8 stuff at the orange store that has woodgrain or brick preprinted on it. They look good and have held to a year and a half of camping with kids.
     
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    Yes was thinking about a trailer:)
     
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    Camper Salvage Yard in the northeast? Where? I'm in NY
     
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    Spread out among backyards across the state[:D]
     
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    There was a posting on Craigslist from a guy in Syracuse. I have been unable to find it now because he deleted it.
     

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