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Plumbing, Desk, and U-Shaped Dinette

March 25th, 2017 by Chris Taulborg

We were fortunate enough to have help from my brother again this weekend and we got a ton done! He got all of the ABS plumbing connected back up while I pushed on with the rear office/bedroom:

Curves are so much fun to cut:

In a previous post I described our process of creating a mockup for the u-shaped dinette. We officially decided to pull the trigger on this setup and I began the process of building it out. To keep things "simple" I opted ot use 3 single pieces of birch plywood with grooves cut in to them and stacked to together as the primary support - this way it relies on virtually no screws for support/structure and fits together like a puzzle. The front-faces were attached using brad nails and some rear-installed screwed on cleats. The drawer were constructed with half-inch birch plywood using a process similar to the one described in this YouTube video.

Not shown in the above photos were the additional structural supports added to keep the top plywood securely seated - basically I added two 1x2" pine boards to add some seat support. Next up was cutting the top pieces for the dinette and placing them. Luckily I had my usual crew to help and test things out for durability and levelness:

At the end of the day I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I still need to add drawer faces and the table/platform but it was a comfortable seat at the end of a long day!


Posted in the category Renovation.

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