The following are links to favorite vendors, whose products went into renovating the Little Green Airstream:
One of the contractors I worked with ordered outriggers from Airstream Supply for my chassis repair, noting that they offered the best prices he’d found. Recommend that you check if these items are in stock (or determine lead time) before placing an order.
2651 S 600 W, South Salt Lake, UT 84115 | (801) 972-2400
The Alper’s True Value Hardware store in my home town of Port Washington, NY, might’ve been my first ever hardware store experience as a kid, of which I still have a warm (if vague) memory. Years later, and Alper’s is still a source of wonder & inspiration, but this time for a grown-up kid with a special project of his own. Alper’s is family owned and operated, and the staff is genuine and knowledgeable, advising me on everything from purchasing the right fasteners to finding more exotic hardware that they didn’t even stock in store. I’m ever grateful to Alper’s for helping me find 1,000 little answers to the construction challenges I faced during this project.
81 Main Street, Port Washington, NY 11050 | 516-767-0508
Out-of-Doors Mart is conveniently located near family living in North Carolina, so I was able to stop by the shop a couple of times to pick up materials for my Airstream renovation, specifically door and window hardware. They’re definitely worth visiting if you’re in or passing through the area, and especially if you want to comparison shop online. I always enjoyed seeing the vintage Airstreams that they have on display or for sale at the shop.
8510 Norcross Rd, Colfax, NC 27235 | 1-866-ODM-CAMP
VTS supplied a significant number of items that were used in the first phase of this renovation – everything from light canisters to polishing supplies to propane hardware – and I wouldn’t be surprised if I order from them again in the future. I ordered the majority of my parts for this renovation from VTS. They happened to be very conveniently located in Vermont close to where I went to school and where I found a couple of very good contractors. Friendly and helpful customer service.
34 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 | 800-644-4620
UPHOLSTERY / DRAPERY
The friendly staff at the Foam & Fabric Outlet went above and beyond the call of duty in helping me to find matches to long-discontinued fabric and more importantly, to find beautiful replacements. They have a wide variety of materials in all sorts of styles and there are plenty of discounted items for the budget conscious. Domestic shipping available.
3049 Hendersonville Rd, Fletcher, NC 28732 | (828) 684-0801
New Leaf provided several eco-friendly materials that went into my Airstream interior cushions. My contact was one of the co-owners, Carla Pyle, who was very easy to work with. She took the time to educate me by sending articles and videos from their blog, and by speaking with me at length over the phone about this project. Great customer service! Besides consulting on & providing materials for your project, New Leaf offers natural upholstery services & classes locally.
Read Carla’s own account of our work together here: Green Upholstery Cushions for a Vintage Airstream
Montana | (406) 223-3834
The Stock Market provided several yards of beautiful leather and fabric used in replacing the Little Green Airstream’s interior cushions. They have a wide variety of items for sale, including cowboy boots and hats, sterling jewelry, and handmade leather goods, such as purses, belts, bracelets, and boots with custom boot jewelry. They also offer antique furniture & curiosities and designer fabrics.
340 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792 | (828) 697-2005
I was able to pick up varnish, wood glue, and very fine sandpaper at this shop, and got a few tips from the clerks there on how best to restore my original cabinetry.
856 21st St Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602 | (828) 326-WOOD