Category «Finish Work»

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. …

New Wood Shop Tour

Yes, it has been a long time to get here. Recall we acquired a barn in an adjacent lot. This expanded our back yard and gave us room to move the (just finished) garage wood shop, into the barn. The barn’s interior has been painted and wired with plenty of outlets, including some 220v circuits, …

New Router Table

Long planned for the shop, this is the last of the tools for finish woodworking. I had designated a 36 x 36 inch cabinet, way back when, to be the worksurface of a new router table. It is a heavy duty laminated table surface with T-tracks for fences, feather boards and other handy doo-dads. The …

Random Progress

As with most weekends, the last two days saw lots of little progress with nothing really “finished” (what is that word anyway?)… V-Berth/Garage This area will be clad in plastic laminate, to stand up to the abuse of throwing bags of sails, dirty fenders, canvas bits, boat hooks, etc. Its sort of pointless to finish …

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 …

Planing Wood

Yesterday was “get to know your planer” Sunday. Scrap teak pulled from storage Among the many bits and pieces that came with the boat were old teak cabinet parts like drawer faces, drop boards and shelving. Ranging form 3/4 to an inch thick, all pieces were dirty, water stained and scratched. Some had heavy coats …