| 'Lil Diners One and Two
Building wall panels...Insulation and wiring...And a floor!
|Intro||Wall Panels||Insulation, Wiring, Floor||Bulkheads||Roof||Galley||Diner #1 Finished||Diner #2 Differences||Diner #2 Final Touches|
|These are the doors for my trailer. I have a left and right door, so, I laid out the doors with the latch sides together. This will help me to be sure to place the blocking for the door handles in the right place|
|I placed a maple framing member on the hinge side of the door. The screws for the hinge will have a good bite into the hardwood.|
|This is Mike's door, he has only one. I used blocks of ply, screwed to the bench as clamps to glue the skin to the frame.|
|I added small blocks in the corners of the window opening. Once glued in place, I will trim them to the opening with the router.|
|I left the frame proud of the skin. I'll trim this when I trim the window openings.|
|I placed the fenders, Grant Whipp units, on the tires to get a placement for blocking for the fenders to bolt to. I'll place this blocking in the wall as it gets insulated.|
|Nothing fancy here! Just filled in the spaces not occupied by blocking. I glued the insulation in place with Gorilla-Glue|
|I added tubes to allow me to run wiring to the wall switches and lighting. I'll mark the location of the tube ends so that I can drill to them later.|
Finished with the router.
Here's the wall, skinned on both sides, ready for finish!
Note the openings for the bulkheads.
|The floor frame is built up with 1 by 3 pine and poplar. I used poplar for the long sides.|
|I fastened the floor to the frame with construction adhesive and screws.|
|Here's the floor. 1 by 3 framing and 1/2" thick plywood.|
|The floor is insulated with 3/4" foam. I glued the foam in place with construction adhesive.|
|I cut bevels on the ends of the floor where the body sides will end.|
|The road side of the floor got two coats of roofing sealer, a good, inexpensive waterproofing.|