Getting started…

Posted by blogadm on August 10, 2014 in Shasta Love |

I thought I was on my own and I was thinking I could do it myself if only I could learn how to use some power tools. I took a wood working class in high school with Mr. Dispensa as my teacher, and I made a fabulous butcher block cutting board for the final project but that was the extent of my experience.   Samantha, a friend of my daughters who is staying with us has been interested in the renovation since the day the camper was delivered. She helped me rip out the carpeting and take out a broken window on the first day.10509458_10152281103229032_276254217_o20140529_183153
In that first photo you can see that there was no window, just an old wooden frame with cardboard in it. I found two windows in the closet that look like they might fit. So now I need to decide if I should replace the matching window on the other side of the camper. The problem is that  one is original. The ones in the closet are similar but aren’t the original design. Below is the gross carpet we pulled out. 10488907_10152280896159032_487796034_nWe had a pile of smelly innards by the end of the first day. 10518886_10152281082454032_858756258_nA few more before photos20140529_183233 20140529_183053 10416843_10152237317894032_1586191461_nThere was an incredible amount of water damage, from every window and the vent in the ceiling.10426068_10152237287109032_1874551525_o 10417108_10152237317269032_1097048057_n 20140529_182953 20140529_183159 20140529_18301310429788_10152280862069032_1161714871_oThe seats in the dinette area smelled awful and were destroyed also.20140529_183003 - Copy 10501462_10152280896094032_1570573325_nUnder the carpet we found the original tile. A beige with streaks of pastel colors in it.
10514874_10152280828294032_662953234_n 10490161_10152280828359032_1961327546_n We have been scraping the floor taking turns with this great little tool, Chicago Electric Multifunction Power tool which I bought at Harbor Freight. It works great, but it is a slow process and the vibration gets to you after a while, that is why we take turns on the scraping. Some people just put another subfloor on top and don’t bother taking the old tile up, but I felt that it was too loose in spots and we might feel the bumps under the new floor, so out it goes. Slowly…10577863_10152347269789032_1762129031_o

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