Barn Door

Leanne had installed a few vintage stained glass windows in her house that she found in a salvage shop in Baltimore.  They were pulled out of a 100 year old pub in England.  That stained glass is one of the things she misses about her house, so we wanted to incorporate it into the Airstream if possible.

We thought about putting up some stained glass window film on one of the windows, but it's not really any substitute for the real thing.  Real stained glass is far too fragile to use in an exterior window, but I thought I might be able to build a space on an interior wall that would both keep it safe and properly display it.

We stopped by the same salvage shop where Leanne had found her original stained glass windows, and sure enough, they still had some.  We snapped up our favorite one.

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I was also working on how to build a door to the bathroom.  Having a real hinged door would be nice, but the bed occupies some space in the doorway, so it would have to swing in or it would hit the bed.  Our bathroom is a good size for an RV bathroom, but there isn't quite enough room to maneuver around a hinged door.  The original door was a pocket door, but I've never met a pocket door I liked.  The mechanism is never smooth, and the latch is always fiddly.

I found this barn door hardware kit and it all came together.  Nice and smooth operation, takes up minimal space, lets light from the rear window filter through the stained glass, and the glass is still visible even when the door is open.