Sunday, 16 June 2013

This week, it was the turn of the cabin sides to get purchased.

This week, it the turn of the cabin sides to get one step further along. The wood was purchased from the timber merchants and delivered to the work shop to get planned and shaped into the new cabin sides. Because of the width size of the cabin sides it was not possible to get the wood wide enough to make in one piece so we are having to glue two pieces together to make up the overall width. However, when all the trims and other pieces are fitted when they are finished it will be hard to tell where the seam line is.

So over the next few weeks there is going to be a lot of planning and sawing of wood to get the planks of wood to the correct size and shape before fitting the new cabin sides in place.

The next job now is to go to the boat and get the patterns off the boat and bring them back to the work shop and cut the planks to the correct size to start to transform the wood into beauiful new cabin sides.

Then it will be time to refit the deck beams that were removed when the cabin roof was removed and found to be in good condition and will be able to reused. So that way having a connection between the old and the new in this restoration work of the cabin.