2629Hrs – Tabletop Business
I’m keen to get the salon area finished up so that I can wallop it our with white paint and move on to other things.
After all the work building the galley and fitting the water tank the saloon table is the only construction left to do before I can say that this area of the boat is finished bar cosmetic work.
I mentioned the other day that I’d found an old desk top to that I thought would do the job nicely and it’s proved to be the case.
I spent quite a lot of time finding the right position for it before marking it up and carefully cutting it down the middle to form a drop leaf. Once that was done I scribed a nice arc on one end of the drop leaf section and cut that as well.
I was able to remove the half round edge trim before cutting and then using my small exact circular saw I was able to cut another slot in the fresh cut edge that enabled me to re-fit the trim to match the curve. I’m really pleased with the result, it looks just like it was made that way!
I’ve also made up a support batten cut to match the hull curve and rebated to take the fixed part of the table. I’ve epoxied the two together so that the whole thing can be epoxied to the hullside.
I know it may sound a bit confusing right now but bear with me and you’ll see what I mean when I come to fix it.
To finish off the day I tidied up the water tank pipework box ready to paint.