This is the cabinet in a 1972 Shasta. I love the trailer, but don't know what I can do with these since they look like pressed wood/paper laminate or whatever you call the stuff from the 70's. Can someone help me here?
1973 model I repaired the frames and replaced the veneer that was peeling, then painted the whole shebang. I went with paint because I had a lot of wood to replace and I didn't think that I could find paneling to match the original. Ours had particle board used on the drawer boxes, cabinet end panels and one end panel for the bench.
I replaced all the paneling in my 69 compact since it was coming apart. It was a light color (fake) wood color. I did re-skin the lower kitchen cabinet with same 1/8" birch and painted all interior. I replaced cabinet doors with maple doors I found at a building salvage store. You can see if you have such a place around or if you have a re-hab store. I also had new drawer faces made from maple to match doors. You could also make doors from Birch or oak plywood and stain or paint. Just s few ideas.
Thanks, all. Mine are in good condition so maybe I'll give them a good coat of Kilz and just paint them. I wanted an older trailer with birch, but this is such a little beauty, I just couldn't pass it up. Maybe my next one? Big talk for a newbie, I'm sure.
Post by flowergirl604 on Nov 13, 2012 11:18:36 GMT -5
Hi, I see this is an older thread but it applies to what I am facing now. Didnt know if I should start a new thread or go here. Am new to all this...Have additional questions for those of you who know this stuff- I have a 68 Loflyte that at some point in its history, the cabinetry has been painted. Before the paint even, some else looks to have peeled off the facing of the paneling in odd weird places on the cabinet doors and closet doors leaving the pressed board exposed. Then someone came along and painted over all of it. So what would the best order of action be? Recover it all? With what? And are there any details instructions on how to do such a thing? this is coming from someone who isn't a carpenter!!!!! the interior isn't the pretty birch, it is the fake light color paneling and 60% of that is painted as well. what are my options? Thanks!
Since you're not a carpenter (which, believe me, I understand!), I'd say put some good sealer on it and then paint it OR you could wallpaper it, perhaps. One person covered the walls of her '72 Compact with heavy suede cloth, using spray on adhesive. That's beyond me, too, but it did look gorgeous.
Those look just like my old '76 cabinets, which I'm replacing with my own. But you could refurbish them by replacing the drawer fronts and skin panels, and keep the old frames and drawer boxes... For the new poster, the panels probably delaminated in spots, hence the missing pieces. Without replacing the panels, probably your best bet at getting a smooth surface would be to use some wood filler on the low spots, sand and paint.