what is used to create inside and outside corners for the birch panels inside a vintage rv? 

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Mark, view Kevin's frame-up trailer restoration, including edging paneling, lower center of home page under Members Restoration's.  you can email kevin too if u are logged in.

Hi Mark,

You are probably talking about the light colored bead at the wall and cabinet edges. It is called welting; simply a cord with material sewn around the cord. A 1/2" tail allows it to be attached with a staple gun. Most upholstery shops carry it.

If you have done your repairs from the inside, it is very difficult to get the welting/gimp installed. It normally is stapled on the top of the walls before the ceiling panels go on and at the cabinet edges before they are attached.

You can get synthetic wood like trim at Lowes that will follow the canned ham curves easily. It bends around the curves and can be attached with a trim nailer. I used it in a Shasta the PO had gutted. 

thank you,  I wasnt sure it it was correct to  use cloth covered or the rubber that i've seen on ebay.   I like the idea of cloth covered for a warmer/softer feel.

Interested to read that it is stapled to walls before ceiling went up....wasnt sure the correct order;  ceiling then walls   or   walls then ceiling.

I just bought a TINY 1964 Yellowstone  i think its only 12 or 13 feet long.    Very nice condition outside........but, they gutted the interior and lost interest.  They didnt keep anything except stove.    Now I'm just absorbing as many pics as I can so I can create my own interior that appears vintage.

Thank you for your assistance. mark markle


...also, VK gives the most gracious and experienced advice.  Great resource.  We had to send a little thank you...(gave them our original propane light from the Yellowstone dinette).   We hear it has found a new home already.


feel free to check out interior pics on our 57 Yellowstone.  I couldn't add the official welting, went for 1/4 round (stained first), but wanted smaller than "Loews/Depot" had.  Bought 1/2 round, sent it through my table saw with a feather board carefully and out came a nice small size 1/4 round that flexed into most radii.  A few pieces broke because of grain/knot problems.  Also feel free to check out our blog as we take the Yellowstone on the road now.  www.trampervoyage.com


oops, and also i used standard Amber Zinnser shellac over old Birch (very quick cleaning with denatured alcohol first than a really lazy scuff with fine steel wool) and matched the new Birch using aliphatic dye (brown Maple) dripped into the same type of shellac.  (My mix ended up ~30ml in a quart)  Most of our guests cant tell which boards are new vs old.




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