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Rv Kitchen Cabinets

We have been creating and remodeling custom cabinetry for over 25 years. The highly skilled carpenters and installers at Dave & LJ’s can make your RV feel new again. Whether you’re looking for a desk, entertainment center, TV cabinet, kitchen cabinets, or closets, our team can deliver a high quality product at a price you can afford. Your new cabinets can be color matched for wood and finish making new cabinetry blend right in and look stock with a custom twist. Kitchen Cabinets and Storage Systems A kitchen is one of the most important systems in your recreational vehicle. Our highly trained staff of carpenters are experienced in custom matching existing kitchen areas. We use only the highest of quality materials designed to be light-weight and durable. We can modify or replace the counter tops with Corian, Tile, Linoleum, or Vinyl. Working closely with our vendors allows us to find nearly any type of wood finish you’re looking for too. We carry many different types of hardware as well. Soft close hinges, locking hinges, slide outs, organizers, the possibilities are endless. Looking for more light in your kitchen? Our electrical team can install high efficiency LED lighting under, above and in your cabinets so you can see with ease. Entertainment Centers and Computer/Office Workstations Finding space for electronic equipment in your RV can be a challenge. Whether it’s an entertainment center, book storage, computer and office equipment, or just a little storage our team can help. We work closely with our customers to design the perfect space for your needs. Utilizing high quality materials our team can often update your old storage systems with new, updated hardware, wood, and surfaces. Bedroom Storage Systems Looking for more storage in the bedroom? Most of us are. We can expand and maximize storage efficiency or your RV. Our team has a lot of experience squeezing out every last square inch of storage in bedroom areas. We work with our customers to provide creative solutions to store your clothing, bedding and personal effect in a way you can get to them fast.
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Rv Kitchen Cabinets

Katie Reply Hi Lanet, I’m no expert but my guess for not being able to use stock cabinets would be due to the size and weight. I know our RV cabinets aren’t nearly as deep as those that were in our sticks and bricks house. Although our cabinet doors are made out of real wood, the cabinets themselves are a mixture of wood, MDF and laminate – and they are still pretty heavy. They are screwed into the walls and ceiling of our RV and are really sturdy – we removed them and then installed them back into the same position. I’ve seen RV and camper remodels with (modified) stock cabinets including some from Ikea so it probably just depends on the size and weight you have available. I’d recommend contacting the manufacturer of your travel trailer to see what they have to say. You may want to look for used RV cabinets, see about modifying stock cabinets, have some built for you, or custom build some yourself. Sorry I couldn’t be of much help, but I’d love to know what you find out and end up doing. Best of luck! Katie September 7, 2016 at 2:14 pm
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Rv Kitchen Cabinets

Hi Lanet, I’m no expert but my guess for not being able to use stock cabinets would be due to the size and weight. I know our RV cabinets aren’t nearly as deep as those that were in our sticks and bricks house. Although our cabinet doors are made out of real wood, the cabinets themselves are a mixture of wood, MDF and laminate – and they are still pretty heavy. They are screwed into the walls and ceiling of our RV and are really sturdy – we removed them and then installed them back into the same position. I’ve seen RV and camper remodels with (modified) stock cabinets including some from Ikea so it probably just depends on the size and weight you have available. I’d recommend contacting the manufacturer of your travel trailer to see what they have to say. You may want to look for used RV cabinets, see about modifying stock cabinets, have some built for you, or custom build some yourself. Sorry I couldn’t be of much help, but I’d love to know what you find out and end up doing. Best of luck! Katie
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Rv Kitchen Cabinets

When we bought our Winnie, she was full of old light oak cabinets and a lot of fake wood panelling. Even the fridge had paneling. I’m not a big fan of light oak or fake wood paneling, so I urged Mark to paint the cabinets.  As we were reading up on how to do this, we came across lots of advice. Most of the instructions we found stressed the importance of sanding and included primer and enough prep work to make me suddenly fond of light oak and fake wood paneling.  I had also read about painting with chalkboard paint to cover the need to primer and sand all-in-one. We had settled on the chalkboard paint method until I came across a pin Pinterest about Giani Granite’s Nuvo Cabinet Paint.  I watched the video and was intrigued.  Minimal sanding (for fake wood areas).  No primer.  You didn’t even have to remove the cabinet doors. I contacted Giani and was thrilled to be able to test their cabinet paint out.  This is what came in my kit. Everything I needed for the job.  I figured I’d need more than 2 cans since there are so many cabinets in our RV, but I wanted to test it out before I bought any extra. We decided to remove the cabinet doors because we were going to update the hardware and hinges.  I prepped my surfaces by wiping them clean, (I used diluted orange oil) and also lightly sanded the fake wood.  We used wood filler to fill some (though not all) holes. Over the slide, we had fabric covered cabinet fronts that needed to be removed and there was a little strip of wood that needed to be prepped. Next we painted like crazy.  The paint went on very nicely and had great coverage. This paint is not normal paint.  Which is great.  When I was trying to wash the paint of my hands, it required some serious elbow grease.  Given the fact that was going on cabinets, I was extremely happy about that. By the time we were done, we needed 5 cans of paint (but we covered all the cabinets in a 37 foot camper with Nuvo!  So for about $175, we dramatically changed the appearance of our camper.  I think this update was one of the most important updates we did and the Nuvo paint worked wonders.  I love that we didn’t have to sand and primer.  It was very easy to do. The before… And after… Amazing right?? If you’re interested in Nuvo’s Cabinet Paint it can be found, here.  I can’t imagine having to go through all the steps we’d have had to if we’d gone another route. Related This post may contain affiliate links. These affiliate links help support this site. For more information, please see my disclosure policy. Thank you for supporting The New Lighter Life.
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Rv Kitchen Cabinets

You can read all about the water damage we found in our RV and how you can avoid the same mistake we did in this post. Since we had to remove the kitchen cabinets I decided to go with my first gut instinct and paint the lower cabinets black the second time around. I’ll have to do an updated post about the cabinets and kitchen in the future, but here’s a semi-updated photo. This photo isn’t perfect, you can obviously see that we have a few projects to complete and items to put away, but hey that’s real life, eh?
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Rv Kitchen Cabinets

However, since posting this I actually decided to change the lower cabinets and painted them with charcoal chalk paint. If you go the chalk paint route then you shouldn’t have to sand or use any primer. I was working with BEHR paint at the time and received free paint which is why I opted to use that on the cabinets at the time, rather than purchase chalk paint. I am also thinking about waxing the lower cabinets this time around, rather than using the wipe-on poly, only because I like working with it and the way it looks.
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Rv Kitchen Cabinets

I’m no expert but my guess for not being able to use stock cabinets would be due to the size and weight. I know our RV cabinets aren’t nearly as deep as those that were in our sticks and bricks house. Although our cabinet doors are made out of real wood, the cabinets themselves are a mixture of wood, MDF and laminate – and they are still pretty heavy. They are screwed into the walls and ceiling of our RV and are really sturdy – we removed them and then installed them back into the same position.

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