New cupboards for the caravan
By Judy Evans
March 21, 2018 9:25pm CST
In about six weeks we’ll be hooking up the caravan and heading east from our home in Western Australia to visit our son in Melbourne, Victoria. From there we’re going on to spend three weeks in Tasmania. While we were overseas last year we stored the caravan under a lean-to next to our big shed. Unfortunately the caravan was too high to fit completely under and the back part was exposed to the rain over winter. When we got home we discovered water had seeped behind some cupboards in the bathroom and rotted the material there. So we’ve decided to replace those cupboards and we’re going in to town to get the materials we need. We want a waterproof sheeting to put on the back wall and hopefully we’ll also find some timber to match the remaining cupboards. I’m adding a ‘before’ photo. We've removed the old cupboards and you can see the discoloured back wall. Hopefully within a week or two there will be a much better looking ‘after’ photo. I love working with wood. In particular, I love the smell of sawn timber.
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@judyev smell of sawn timber is much preferable to damp, rotted timber. I mistook a furniture shop in India for a café once and when I sat down at a table and no-one came to serve me it was the smell of sawn timber that alerted me to the fact that the tables and chairs were being made out the back.
That is a lot of work but interesting specially since you have plans to go on yet another adventure. I have been to Melbourne as part of the Australia tour and got to see the Penguin March but missed out on the 12 apostles as we were tired having gone to the Philips Island the previous evening but spent a nice day in the beautiful hotel and did a bit of sight seeing around catching a tram.