|Bamboo is expensive some.
About $4 / piece ( on sale ) A box has 24 pieces in it.
After I drafted it up on the computer, floor board positions and numbers were relatively known before we started. 1 box would do the whole forward floor, with leftover cuttings.
Glued & screwed
|Most of them were easy to
slide in as they're tongue and groove. The Glue was maybe
a bit thick as they kept moving around. This wasn't a
problem though because shortly after they were lined up (
starting form the hatch edges ) they were screwed into
place from underneath.
The outer edge of the floor was sawed off at a 45 degree angle to better butt into the wall.
One problem with flooring when you don't want to use nails is how to attach it to the frames? The hatch plan is to have them pull into the tongue and groove, but also lay on top of a 3/4" lip of ply. This lip can be screwed to the steel frame.
On the outer hull side, 4 large screws were countersunk near the edge. These will be hidden by trim at the join. Up here there really isn't enough room anywhere to screw upward from underneath.
hatches will have recessive handles on them to latch them
down. There will be springs on the opposing edge to
assist in tongue alignment when sliding into position.
That sounds complicated, you'll hafta wait for the video I guess!
My main job for the day was finishing all the trim in the forward cabin, which I almost did. ( photos on day 240 )
8 hours - Made forward stateroom floor, added finishing trim
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