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Old 06-17-2011, 07:45:37 PM
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The roof is done so it's time to finish the sides.
The wood in the upper right front corner was rotted out from where the roof leaked.




The rotted wood is stripped out.
Luckily the ends of the 2x2 cross braces are still good.




I made up a new curved upper corner piece and put in a new 2x2 in the corner.




The openings for the two windows on the right side are framed up.

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Dry fitting the windows on this side to make sure everything is OK.




The overall height of the camper is about three inches taller that it was so there is a gap above the rear panel.






This is filled in with strips of wood.

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A piece of 1/2 inch plywood is extended straight back from the angled part of the roof to strengthen this area.




There are sections of 2x2 that angle down from the roof to the back wall.
The inside paneling will attach to these so the roof area will angle straight down to the back wall.
This gap between the paneling and the roof will be used to run the wiring from one side to the other over the door.




The window opening on the left side is framed up.
There is a piece of 3/4 inch plywood in the framing above the window area.
This is so I can mount the interior light and have room for the wiring to run to it behind the plywood support.




Making sure the window on the left side fits the opening.

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The left side of the overhang had this small window in it.
I haven't decided if I'm going to put it back in or not yet.
The angled 2x4 brace for the overhang runs right thru the area where this window use to be.




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Talked it over with my wife last night and decided to go ahead and put in the small window in the overhang.
I had taken out the original window frame with it still altogether so all I had to do was trim it off and mount it.
The window sits higher and more forward to clear the angle brace.

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I have had some dealings with wooden boats in the past and we used a mixture 50% boiled linseed oil, 50% turpentine mixed up and brushed on wood surfaces to stop or prevent rot. We called it "turps". It works pretty good but is smelly for 2-3 months. I have no problem with the smell after that time but YMMV of course. Smells like a wood boat I liked it because it's cheap, effective and brushes, rolls or "rags" on so no mess. Rags need to be taken outside for disposal and will self combust and catch fire in a garbage can or just stacked up in the sun!! Your project looks good.
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Just a bump because I'm waiting to see how this comes out. It looks like you've put a lot of thought and work into this project already, hope it's still going as planned. Please keep us informed. Thanks, Mark
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