Semi-Bowtop for Sale…

…and Some Other Nice Work

Daphne at Daphne’s Caravans has been busy this summer and appears to have another beautiful wagon nearly ready to sell.  Her description is “all cedar, with a roof like a cedar strip canoe.  7′ long, 6′ wide at the ledge, and 6′ high in the centre.”  I presume the roof will be epoxied over glass or there will be a covering over the entire thing.  If you’ve wanted your very own mini caravan but don’t have the time, tools, or inclination, this might be one for you.

Below is another creation of hers from earlier this summer.  Click the photo to see more at her website.

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4 Responses to Semi-Bowtop for Sale…

  1. Melinda Ames says:

    The second caravan is mine. Daphne is amazing and a blast to work with! If you get a chance to work with her, DO IT! I contacted her through her website and she was in my front yard within 3 weeks to work on it! She stayed 5 days with us. I had the floor close to done when she got down here and we built the 2×2 frame, hung most of the cedar and managed to lay down the first layer of lauan for the roof before she had to go! An amazing feat to say the least! I didn’t take enough photos during the building because we were flying fast but here is a link to what I do have http://s334.photobucket.com/albums/m431/pooh6913/Cramalot%20Inn/ We hung 2/3’s of the cedar that day and she left the next morning…she became part of the family and we were very sad to see her go! The rest of this build has been my labor of love, and love it is too! Cramalot Inn is a bit on the heavy side, I haven’t had her weighed yet but my guess is close to 4k. Thanks for posting this, Daphne is an incredible person and I would 100% recommend her to everyone. Here are the photos of the teardown from the previous year if anyone wants to see what water leaks do to 40 year old campers. http://www.flickr.com/photos/pooh6913/sets/72157623400140731/

    • Paleotool says:

      Thanks so much for the response. If its okay with you I’ll make a small post to highlight your build and link to you images.

      • Melinda Ames says:

        Sure, thanks! I’ve been following you for months now and really enjoy all of your posts. This is the only blog that I actually read all the posts! I hope someday we can meet, maybe at Pensic if you make it east in the future. It was your vardo that turned my idea from scotty rebuild to vardo, so I’d love to see it in person. Thank you for doing such a fantastic job posting your build and sharing many details. Inspiring, as are most of you blog posts too. Thanks!

      • Paleotool says:

        Wow! I am flattered by your comment. Thanks a lot and please feel free to comment, criticize, or suggest direction for this blog. It truly started out as a way to show some friends and family what I’m up to (as an eccentric of sorts) and I found that it is sometimes a fun outlet and great way to meet like-minded people.
        I can’t wait to see your finished wagon.

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