|Cabinetry is a tricky thing at best, even in a house, but Gena has her way of doing things with simplicity and weight in mind.|
|Because the face of these
little cupboards is going to be supported by the side, and visa-versa ,
no real framing is needed. Just Glue and nails ( and screws ) made it
really solid. The side not on in the picture to the right will also be
braced by a shelf and ( possibly ) a cupboard or another shelf. This
well keep it together. All of the joints must be glued to avoid weight
shifting, especially in heavy seas, causing the classic creaking sound.
It's a cool sound in a wood hull, but not in a cupboard right next to
your ear while trying to sleep!
Little shelf wood supported on wood
|It looks pretty good I think. A design may be appropriate but I haven't decided yet. All of this frame must be faily easy to remove in case a window needs replacing.|
|The top frame is a 3.5" piece of oak with
the top angle cut to conform with the ceiling angle, the bottom routed
in to accept some 2" x 1/4"oak boards. The vertical supports meant a 2"
x 1/2" swath needed to be cut out for inset.
The bottom edge was rounded off and voila! They're done!
|I can't help but think about the weight of all of this oak. One easing thought I do have is that most home-built boats are paneled with wood throughout. This fiberglass panel we used is a bit lighter so with all of the oak, it probably evens out.|
Doors doors doors!
|The plans don't specify
weights or maximums, just try to keep it down. The sheer weight of the
cabin top plate and framing , for example, makes the wood and interior
work a trivial amount of weight.
I just hope the boat doesn't tip over when we put her in!
Payload/fully loaded weights are specified, but does this include the interior? Who knows.
To the left is a little photo of the cupboard doors, not including the big cupboards. I Have not idea what to do with these. They look a bit plain. They will inset buy 3/8" because of the hinges we have chosen, and just to make them less thick looking. They are quite heavy now. I'd like to chew the middles out really. We'll see.
|The large doors won't be solid or they'd weigh a ton. They will have the classic 45º corners and a 1/4" panel in slots. ( my way! ) The 45º enables a nice inner edge.|
6 hours - Made and mounted pilothouse window top frames, framed cupboards faces and small cupboard sides