|After some thought and
deligation it has been decided the bulkhead that divides
the galley & dining area from the forward stateroom
will be finished in wood. Both sides in oak.
A lot of white in a boat is nice but it can appear too "plastic-ish" when there's too much. The wood will break it up, and give a warmer appearance to the dining area as well as the forward stateroom.
This is important to get that "cozy" feeling to the place.
Gena bravely took hand of the knife and, after careful measurements, proceeded to cut the 1/8" oak ply.
|Everything went very well and fit in nicely.Any spaces are small enough to be covered with the trim. PL200 glue was used as adhesive, and tiny finishing nails to hold it in place until the trim is applied.|
|To the right is the corner
oak that will mount over the cabinside to deck edges. It
has it's first coat of minwax(tm) finish. Color matching
is fairly important ( at least to us ) so a leftover
chunk of the ply was also coated to see how closely they
match. They did just fine!
Lighting has a big effect on the apparent color though ( top photo ) as the bulkhead under incandescent light hasn't been coated and the coated inset chunk was under daylight lighting. They appear the same...
Carpenters are probably laughing at this revelation!
7 hours - Cut and fit both sides of wood bulkhead.