Planning a project, shopping for lumber and hardware, power equipment, and the smell of fresh-cut lumber. “Mmmmmm, I love the smell of fresh cut wood in the morning.” . . . “and coffee” . . . “and bacon”. . . “and eggs.” I’m talkin’ quality “Me time.”
A simple improvement to the travel trailer would be installing drawers under the dinette seats. I’m on it.
One of the best wood working inventions ever is the Kreg Tool joining system. It opened my DIY project possibilities. My starter project was a coffee table, then a wall bed and wall unit. So knocking out a couple of drawers should be easy peazy.
4:30 minute video of my Kayak trailer project 2013 Kreg tool exhibited at timestamp 0:54.
The tricky part is to maximize the drawer size and have it fit within the existing cabinet frame. I admit to lucking out. If the drawer length was 3/4” longer, I would not have been able to insert the drawer into the cabinet.
Finding the 28” drawer slides on-line, and building the drawers was the easy peazy part. Squaring up the inside of the cabinet was a challenge. I find it hard to believe anyone in this day and age can build a simple box 1 ¼” out of square. Sheeez!!.
The booth type cushions rest of a sheet of plywood supported by the cabinet frame. The frame was built and installed improperly. This is a new unit. On our third camping trip Deb was sitting at the dinette, when all of a sudden the good people at KZ manufacturing released their little trick. The plywood and cushion fell straight down lowering my wife about 10 inches. Unbelievable, but true.