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Old 08-01-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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Doghouse carpeting

Looking for opinions on this... We will be either replacing our carpet with new carpet or some other type of flooring, still considering all options. I am thinking about having the doghouse done in leather at an upholstery shop. Has anyone else done this and what did it cost?
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We think alike... I never had this done but was thinking exactly the same as I opened the post and saw your thoughts. Sound dampened leather coated dog house would be awesome with brass rivets to accentuate the details
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I'm seriously considering doing it as long as it's not cost prohibited. I'll post pictures if I do.
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Be sure to post some pictures of the completed project.
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I'm going to show I have little MH knowledge here. What is a dog house? Is it literally a dog house? I'm thinking no.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:02 AM   #6
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I'm going to show I have little MH knowledge here. What is a dog house? Is it literally a dog house? I'm thinking no.
The portion of engine cover that extends from firewall between front seats.

AKA "shin buster".
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Lbaker... you will be shocked at the cost. I had a Porsche dash board refurbished in leather and my heart sunk as I pulled out the Discover/Visa/MC....tongue biting amount with blood letting and hair loss. But the beauty is all there if done rite and I can already envision it.
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Go for it! Never seen a Hearse with a trailer hitch, can't take it with ya....
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #9
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We updated our entire interior last year. We removed every single piece of carpet. Flooring went to vinyl planking. We ordered new furnature in Ultra Leather and also ordered 5 yds of extra matching material for all the trim and to cover the doghouse.




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You could probably do the same with a good quality marine vinyl, instead of expensive leather. Any good upholstery shop could do it, but if you are the least bit
DYI and have an air stapler or even a hand stapler and some spray adhesive(home depot)it wouldn't be that hard, just do all the flat areas first and then figure out the folds and cuts for the corners. I covered engine covers for inboard bass boats for a couple of yrs with carpet and it's all in the cuts and folds to hide the raw edges and make it look good.
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You could probably do the same with a good quality marine vinyl, instead of expensive leather.
Ultra Leather is actually a synthetic. Feels like leather, but cleans like vinyl and is not expensive. Yes, DIY was not hard at all and this was my first experience. Some batting for padding and some glue. My fiberglass dog house wasn't receptive to staples
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Ultra Leather is actually a synthetic. Feels like leather, but cleans like vinyl and is not expensive. Yes, DIY was not hard at all and this was my first experience. Some batting for padding and some glue. My fiberglass dog house wasn't receptive to staples

Ok thanks, didn't know that about Ultra Leather. Also remember fighting some of the covers I did, I believe the spray adhesive I have used from
Home Depot/Wal Marts is 777 Spray Adhesive. Works really good as it is a two side spray, spray on surface and then on material, wait a few seconds and be sure you got it where it goes and stick. Have covered a lot of speaker boxes, etc with this stuff..


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I used that spray also. Once I got it pleated and reached and wrapped around the bottom, I used some clamps to kept it on the tight side until the glue dryed well.
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Hello clyon51, mind if I ask where got the new furniture.

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