I’m spending a lot of time going through the JWD materials list, gathering advice from the forums and researching on the web. The Tiki 38 is of very simple construction. Basically it is a plywood and softwood frame covered in more plywood. All of this timber is glued and treated with epoxy for durability. Here’s an idea of some of what’s needed:
- 90 sheets of plywood 1.22m x 2.44m (4ft x 8ft) of varying thicknesses
- 675 metres (2,220ft) of Douglas Fir or Pine of varying sizes
- 450kg (992lb) of Epoxy Resin
- 100kg (220lb) of Epoxy Hardener
- 10kg (22lb) of various fillers
- 100m (328ft) of Glass Cloth
Needless to say the selection, pricing and sourcing of these materials is key to the success of the whole project so I am taking my time and making sure I get it right.
The consumables also need similar consideration, the list is endless and includes nails, screws, abrasives, rollers, gloves, brushes, solvents etc etc.
Autumn has arrived here now and its -3 tonight so research in the warm doesn’t seem so bad at the moment!