Wood paneling restoration 3

As mentioned earlier I had a few panels which were beyond repair which meant fabricating new ones. I was unable to find 1/8 inch mahogany plywood so what I did was to veneer my own panels. I would recommend using pre-veneered sheets if they are available. A majority of the Spartan trailercoaches were outfitted in birch plywood which is easier to find in this thickness.

I used the old panel as a template to cut the new one. This was done before I veneered the piece to prevent the veneer from chipping.


The old panel becomes the router template to cut the new one to the exact same size. I used a bit with a bearing guide.
This photo shows the plunge routed vent hole. I was able to save the old ceiling panel and use parts of it to replace other damaged sections.
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