manchestercamper wrote:Thanks for your comments but I am not makeing a kitchen - never mentioned a kitchen.
I want to construct a slightly bigger cupboard where the normal dandy cupboard is (the one the wardrobe sits on)
I just want to know where you can purchase the materials from faced ply or what ever it is dandy used.
If you want to know it is for a toilet.
I plan to visit dandy in the next few days so I will ask ian. Just thought somebody might know a souce close to manchester.
The vist to dandy is to buy some roof pole brackets I am going to add 3 more poles to my destiny 1 either end as there is not one over the sleeping compartments. The other will be next to one of them to be used as a clothes hanger.
This is the first dandy we have had with a wardrobe it is too heavy and difficult to use.
I will be storing it together with the origanal cuboard for when we come to sell it.
No you didn't mention kitchen I made that jump of logic(?) all on my own. I'd not thought of the side cupboards.
Right so things are up to you I don't know what the cupboard as in seat or side storage cupboards are made of, if it's a substantial 3mm ply or a specialist thin ply. Then it depends how you want to construct the cupboard and the trade off of weight against substance.
If your choice is 3mm then a simple yellow pages search on timber supplies or plywood will find your nearest supplier. If you want a finish other than birch faced ply it's a bit more of a sort through. The harder search is if you want a specialist material.
You might ask Ian about what they used when you are there.
Though in extremis an 8' X 4' sheet of ply could be ratchet strapped to the top of your Destiny, transporting 8' X 4' sheets is a pain.
If you can work out your cutting list in advance getting the ply pre cut could be an idea and ply pre cut on big tables is always bang on square.
If however you joinery is closer to my level of ability you could still consider pre cut but allow yourself a 1" margin or there abouts so you just need to trim to fit.
I seem to have done all but answer your original question but the question of supplier is dependant on what material you want.
e.g. I looked high and low for a supplier of the phenolic coated ply for the exterior of an old Dandy and it was Helen who found someone close to her.
So first determine what Dandy used or what you want to substitue instead.