1849Hrs- Shear Vanity
A really busy day away from the boat today with lots of things occupying brain space. It could easily have been a day to skip work on Gleda but I’m determined to stick to my plan to make some progress every day. Something has to be sacrificed but Gleda comes first now.
I was happy enough with my mock-up vanity unit to go ahead and make a proper one out of 12mm ply. I fixed it in position with the magic hot melt and then thought I’d make use of a bit of ‘bendy’ MDF I had knocking about to form a nice rounded shape on the forward end of the unit. I know the thought of using MDF in a wet area seems crazy but it’s actually really good quality and has in fact already had a good soaking against the wall of the barn without too much effect. I figure that it’ll be fine as long as I give it 2 or 3 good coats of epoxy and a couple of coats of paint, worth a try anyway as I think it works really well. Next stage is to make a softwood carcass for everything to hand off and figure out the best way of closing the space under the sink. I don’t much fancy making opening doors and there’s not much room for them to swing out. Maybe sliding ones would work? Whatever I do I’ve got to stop water getting into what will be a dry storage are so maybe a PVC or canvas curtain over the front?