Kaholee Refit | August 23, 2007

This morning, I finished up the major work on the cabin sole with the final section in the forward cabin.  The process was the same as the other areas, except that here I applied a transverse piece of the teak across the raised opening to the forward cabin, and butted the other strips against it to make a clean edge.

Afterwards, I worked on the cabinet doors for a while.  I cut and fit the slats in all the remaining doors; I had just enough of the pre-cut and pre-finished material to do all the slats, with minimal waste.  I lucked out.  When the glue dried on the final doors, I installed hinges and knobs on the doors.  For some reason, I didn't have enough sets of hinges, though I'd ordered them specifically for this job.  I only had 10 pair, but needed 13.  Oh well.  I ordered more, and then installed as many of the doors as I could.  Later, I'll install some door catches that I have, but for now the doors stay closed on their own.

Trim makes all the difference.  Between the new locker doors and several pieces of varnished trim that I cut and installed at the same time, the cabin began to transform and look more complete.  The next steps on the cabin sole should really bring things together.



Total Time on This Job Today:  6.25 hours

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