| 'Lil Diners
One and Two
Cutting the profile and building wall panels...
|Intro||Wall Panels||Insulation, Wiring, Floor||Bulkheads||Roof||Galley||Diner #1 Finished||Diner #2 Differences||Diner #2 Final Touches|
|I stacked the two side panels together face to face. This will produce a left and right hand panel. I used a top-bearing pattern bit in my router. I cut both sides together for an identical set.|
the result! I braced a side up on the frame to get a sense of the final
The frame was just delivered by Mike and Michelle...
|Still hooked to the Jetta that will tow it when finished.|
built up a pattern of
two layers of 1/4" luan. I traced the profile out with the router. I'll
use this pattern as a jig for the wall framing.
I will assemble the framing while on this jig.
I'm building twins, so, each one will match it's brother!
|I laid out the framing from the plans onto the jig board. The curve is where the roof spars will go, above the headliner.|
|Segments of 1 by 4 pine were cut and dry-fit around the jig. There are four layers shown here, enough to do the sides for two 'Diners!|
|I added the layout for the bulkheads, the walls that will divide the camper into a cabin and galley. These walls will be glued and screwed into recesses built-in as the walls are assembled.|
|Here, I have the framing assembled to the jig. All joints were made with a plate joiner and biscuits. Once the glue has cured, I'll trim the frame to the outside edge of the jig.|
|A recess for the forward wall/cabinet face.|
|And the recesses for the two aft walls that will forn the main cabin wall and the galley wall, with a cabinet in the wall.|
|Extra blocking for the galley cabinets.|
|Here's the curbside wall for Mike's camper. The window side wall is started on the jig.|
|Mike's window wall framed up. The blocking in the corners is for the dinette seats to fasten to.|
|All of the framing was joined with a biscuit, or plate joiner. This way, there aren't any screws to hit with the router as I trim the frames to size later.|
|I trimmed the frames to size and shape with a pattern bit in the router. The jig serves as the pattern for this operation.|
|A clearer shot of the frame, trimmed to the jig.|