7.12.2011

Airstream front seating


New design, new cushions, new upholstery: this is the biggest improvement we have made so far! This is still a work in progress, but the interior already feels more cozy!



Here is a reminder of what we started with! Ugh.

The camera almost falls into a glass of water, but captures this shot on the way down! Even Abbie is excited about the upgraded accommodations


84x96 5” High density foam 



First step was to cut out all the foam cushions



The sewing begins. Nikki found really nice fabric that was very easy to work with.







We have been waiting a long time to do this-
Throwing away the old 1970's southwestern cushion covers. We really hated seeing this in the airstream.

I used 1x2 select pine to build the frame of the seating area in the front of the airstream. This was Nikki’s design and was a bit of a challenge to build. Thankfully my loving wife bought me a biscuit joiner for my birthday. It was a real time saver! My main concern was keeping the weight as low as possible. Most airstream do it yourselfer’s end up using heavy 2x4’s and thick plywood. It’s important to keep in mind that every bit of weight you add is less MPG you get on the road.
 

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