So for all the Vintage car and RV enthusiasts on here, I'm thinking about converting the bottom half of my RV to a Woody. Any thoughts?

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Comment by Remodeling Mad Scientist on April 3, 2015 at 11:06pm

@ MT, Imron is good stuff. Good info on the construct, I'll keep it in the bag of tricks.

@ Todd, funny you mention cedar, I use rough cut cedar in most of my projects. That's actually what I used in most of the camper's interior. Good to hear I'm not the only one crazy enough to put rough cut cedar on the side of a vehicle! lol

Comment by Todd on April 3, 2015 at 12:55pm

Todd here. I know this is a totally different look then you are going for but I helped a friend turn his school bus into a "WOODY BUS" using rough sawn cedar like you would use for a fence. This was is in Maine so it might make a little more sense. The wood never rotted but in time faded into a light gray color. It looked like an old east coast cottage rolling down the street. It was light weight but like I said it was in Maine.

Comment by Remodeling Mad Scientist on April 1, 2015 at 10:22pm

I'm curious, I responded to your post via my iphone, but it is nowhere to be found MT. Anyway, sorry for the delay and thank you for the feedback! I'm a little curious what finish you'd recommend in the "aircraft genre." I was a custom coatings contractor in a previous life, and I'm familiar with most urethanes and varnishes. On most exterior wood projects I'd usually go with either a waterborne urethane or an automotive clear coat depending on the medium and the job's $$ available. Love the idea still, but in the end I've decided to steer toward selling the camper until I can buy a bigger tow vehicle, so I'm obviously not going to go as in depth with my usual remodeling shenanigans. I did just repaint the exterior, check it out when you get a min!

Thanks again for the info!  RMS 



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