During the past year of owning the Airstream, I decided I didn't like how much space the dinette took up, so I started taking it apart, you know, just to shorten the sides. Hahaha! Best laid plans. The more I took apart, the more I didn't like. So... I redesigned it all. Now, this is not something I've done before, so I thought it would be a good idea to build a mock-up from foam board. That actually turned out to be a good idea. Better to make changes with foam than really expensive plywood. However, to actually build it with really expensive plywood, I needed a table saw and someone to make sure I wasn't jacking things up. Enter my new friend Loran Thrasher. Loran is actually an artist with a really cool workshop and experience with cutting wood and making things.
I took the Airstream over to his shop and described what I wanted. He tweaked my design, made awesome suggestions, and cut all the pieces way much better than I ever could. Worth every dime!
It took a few long days to get it all done, but I'm super happy with the results. I cut up the old foam to make sure it all works when I drop it down for sleeping space. I have already purchased the upholstery but will have to wait a little while to get the new cushions made.
In the meantime, I'll get cushion covers from Amazon and travel with it for a bit to make sure everything works.