Door and Frame, Vardo Remodel Part 8

Every home needs a door.  It's a tricky bit that must fit well, open and close easily, provide some security, and hopefully, look good doing it.   We found a mahogany, two-panel door at the Habitat Re-Store in Lubbock a couple months ago and since the price was right ($10), we bought it.  It was …

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Progress is slow but steady, Vardo Remodel Part 7

The weekend was cold, I was tired (read lazy), and other things had to be attended to so this update is just baby steps in the big scheme. Although mine is a purely pragmatic build, I wanted an homage to the classic Dunton Reading wagon. Taking a plain profile and giving it simple compass curves …

Revamping the Details

Chief of sanding, varnish, and stain department while we remodel and rejuvenate the vardo.  This was tedious and difficult job that needed to be done.  During this phase, we took the opportunity to fill holes, plug countersunk screws and rethink the interior furnishings all around.  It will be a cozy little palace when we're finished.

“Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand and I will move the Earth” Remodeling the Vardo, Part 4

Taking the Biggest Step of All; Transferring the old vardo to the new trailer. Now that I was confident that the box was going to hold up under the stress of the transfer I was ready to slip the trailer under the body.  It was a whole lot less dramatic than I was afraid it …

Naked and Afraid! Remodel of the Little Green Vardo, Part 3

Caution - suggested nudity, implied whiskey, and some old-fashioned Scottish engineering to liven up the day. Now that I have your attention: Saturday morning came and it was time to start stripping down to the bare essentials (hence the first part of the title, suggested by SB). After an evening of pulling everything out of …