Installing Custom Cabinets in Nacho Vanagon

When I was 13 I got a job at a vineyard in my hometown.  My job was to go around and pick the small elm trees that were starting to grow under the vines.  In theory this would be simple, like pulling weeds.  In reality it was a twisted Alighierian version of hell on Earth.  Elm trees are like the icebergs of the land; their root systems are extensive and deep.  Landbergs.  I was an illegal child laborer, so I was only getting paid $20/day.  What they needed was a tractor, not a schoolboy.  I quit that job after one day.

My naiveté when it comes to perceived work required versus actual work required extends to this very day, as evidenced by our decision to design and build our own cabinets for Nacho.

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2 Comments

  1. charlie

    Wow!! I think you’re gonna have to go into business retrofitting Vanagons when you finish your trip. Amazing. And, you addressed one of the serious shortcomings of the Westy design; adding a bookshelf. Beautiful design.

    Comment by charlie on December 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

  2. Thanks Charlie, glad you like it. I’m feeling pretty good that it’s all done!

    Comment by Brad on December 13, 2011 at 3:32 am

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