March 20, 2017
With the completion of the interior refinishing in the main cabin last fall, the owners decided that they also wanted to refinish the adjacent cabin areas, in the passageway and forward cabin. Now, with some time in the schedule, I turned to this phase of the work.
As with the main cabin at the start of things, the old finishes in the passageway and forward cabin were in fair to poor condition, with the varnish lifting and a generally worn appearance.
To begin, I removed all the loose trim, drawers, small doors, and the two large doors leading to the head and forward cabin.
Much of the area was to receive white paint, much like the after portions of the cabin, with the port transverse bulkhead to be finished bright, along with the doors, drawer fronts, and trim. To prepare the areas for their eventual refinishing, I stripped the old varnish from the bulkhead and various trims, including the head door jambs, then sanded the whole area smooth and clean with various grits, cleaning up the newly-bare wood and otherwise preparing the adjacent areas for primer and paint.
Finally, I solvent-washed the area to prepare for the next steps.
Total time billed on this job today: 7 hours
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25°, clear. Forecast for the day: sunny, 44°