Soooo.. We are at the point on the shasta that I need some quilted aluminum. This is not quite original to our trailer, but it is period correct for a vintage travel trailer, so we’ve decided to remake ours that way.
This was relatively simple. Basically you need just a few things.
- A large, flat work area. Mine is flat, and relatively large, but not really bump free, so I added a thin piece of plywood to make it smooth. This is important.
- Aluminum sheet – Here I bought a roll of aluminum flashing from Home Depot for about 16 bucks. It’s 20″ x 10′, so just right for the amount I need.
- A screen roller – This is used to repair window screens.
- A straightedge – I used a 4 ft level as it was just the right width to make the design I want.
- An angle finder/ speed square – This depends on the design you are doing, but this is what worked for me.
In the video below I explain what I did. Very simple, cheap, and effective.
While this was something that I used in the vintage camper, there are a number of different ways to use this. I think I’m going to make some shelve that use this in the accents, as well as some photo frame. Something for a another video though…