Ply thickness?

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smokey2a
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Ply thickness?

Postby smokey2a » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi looking to duplicate my alloy cupboards and other fittings in wood for my S3 Lwb. How thick is the wood sheet material and what type is best to use?
Many Thanks.

RobW
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Re: Ply thickness?

Postby RobW » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:58 am

My remade units are marine ply, stained & yahct varnished. Think it's about 6mm-8mm ish thick.

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RMS
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Re: Ply thickness?

Postby RMS » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:42 am

Original Dormobile units were made from painted steel sheet.

Original Carawagon ones were blockboard (for lightness), around 1/2" thick with laminate on top and mahogany edge trim.

You can still get blockboard, which is usually whitewood (pine etc.) strips with a single ply facing.

If you use thin ply, 6mm for example, you'll have corners to reinforce, but will be lighter than using thicker ply.

Hope that helps,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi on the road and regularly used.
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA - to tidy!
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