More summer fun.
Jeff and Sandy Come for a Visit
Last summer we decided to make a new table for the coach. The original table was sort of football shaped and was somewhat awkward in actual use. We envisioned a rectangular table. We made a cardboard cutout to experiment with sizes. We graduated to a sheet of foam insulation of our best fit. That helped position the table on the pedestal mount. And then I made a prototype table out of black walnut because I had plenty of it. It had floating breadboard ends with black pegs.
We liked the result and used it for the summer. Now we could move ahead with the final table. I posted a picture of the walnut table on the Foretravel Owners Forum and asked if anyone would like it. Free to the first to ask.
Jeff and Sandy from North Carolina were the first of several who said they would take it. They were thinking they might get to MN in late 2018 but that didn’t work so they came in early June, 2019.
Jeff and Sandy have a very nice 1993 40 ft Foretravel Grandvilla U300 coach. This is the generation of coaches from Foretravel before ours. They have a very distinctive front end and an entry door mid-way down the passengers side. Their coach has a beautiful full body paint job. And it has a pretty unique 2 cycle Detroit Diesel engine. These coaches are popular, still on the road and well cared for. Jeff and Sandy travel with a couple of big yellow labs.
Look how much grass we had in the very shady east side of the front yard!
It was just what they wanted, matched the elegant walnut interior of their Grandvilla and seemed to be a perfect fit. I was glad to give it to them. I was surprised when they made a nice donation to Habitat for Humanity. Thanks!
It was a nice visit with Jeff and Sandy and the dogs. They are mostly retired from a small town in western North Carolina. They have a pet supply store that they are working at getting entirely retired from.
Our new table is inspired by the furniture of Greene and Greene. Cherry with mesquite inlays and ebony pegs and breadboard keys. The mesquite came from a Texas ranch near Austin via Foretravel friends. This summer I made a couple adjustments to allow the table to slide an inch closer to the side of the J shaped banquette when pushed in and an inch further away when pulled out. And I moved the table about an inch toward the front of the coach.
We have a table runner with matching placemats. It looks very nice with the cherry interior of our coach. The fabric rooster came from a fabric art guild in Tillamook, OR.
More Later, Much Love
Roger and Susan