Category «Cabinets»

Aft Cabin Head: Cabinet Installation

Progress on the aft cabin head: cabinet installation. This is a section of the aft cabin where space for the head is separated from the master bunk by a ‘wedge’ shaped area. It is the space highlighted in red on the drawing below. Besides providing cabin partition and storage space, the cabinets conceal mechanical and …

Cabinet Face Frames, Doors and Hardware

Here is the latest on cabinet face frame experiments. This is port side of the forward salon. The main panel is khaya veneered plywood with maple horizontal inlays above and below the cabinet doors. The cabinet doors are inset with fully concealed hinges. Latches are push button locking types. This idea includes a grille spanning …

Cabinet Face Experiment #2

Second cabinet face experiment. Using square cornered doors and sample horizontal inlays at the top and bottom of the door. Just testing construction technique and design. Not really a test of wood species and look as this is a scrap of plain sande marine ply (kinda dirty) and the khaya inlay doesn’t really contrast. Use …

Wood Species Comparisons

For the next experiment we will be trying out khaya veneered plywood. Here is a sample of the plywood with various wood inlays. The ideas for the interior include contrasting accent trim. Probably a lighter color wood. In the above picture, from top to bottom we have: maple, beech, alder, cherry, teak, sapele. The smartphone …

Re-gaining Momentum on the Interior

With continuing tweaks and adjustments happening with the new shop, the setup is now ready for pushing forward with the “wood” related aspects of finishing the boat interior. Before the new shop, we were in need of a wood species. Of the few samples under consideration, the choice has been narrowed to sapele or khaya. …

Cabinet Face Finish Test

This is a mock-up of a cabinet face section intended to try out styles, woods, and construction techniques. The piece simulates a cupboard door. It is non-functional. There are no hinges, and the push-button latch is just the button only. Finished Mock-up  As for the style: two wood species: a contrasting light and dark. In …

Plywood Kerf Test (CNC)

Same piece, different method. I am using the CNC machine to cut everything here. This time with a better quality piece of plywood. The kerfs are cut with an eigth-inch spiral bit down to a depth of 11/16ths. On 3/4 inch plywood this leaves 1/16th inch material to hold everything together. Instead of 12 kerfs, …

Galley Cabinets Are In!

Well, the carcases at least. This is one of those projects that has been “sitting in the corner and ignored” for a while now. The modular frames for the drawers and behind counter storage are now installed permanently. All plumbing runs behind the frames have been installed. There should be no reason to get behind …

Various Bits

Its freezing outside and there is snow on the ground, thus it is too cold to spray paint the settee bits. With that on hold I am advancing smaller projects that can be done inshop/inboat (in proximity to the space heaters!). Many of these are in-work, but are oh-so-close to being done. Domestic Water Tubing …