This pic shows Shasta in pieces. I will use these parts as patterns. This job is starting to look scary. I am using my friends shop, I told him I would need the shop for a couple of weeks. At this point I think the couple of weeks may be more like 6 weeks.
Last Edit: Aug 15, 2011 0:10:49 GMT -5 by tomamara
New 1/2 5 ply ac plywood deck has been sealed on the bottom with 4 coats of high quality marine paint. The deck is screwed down with square drive epoxy coated screws. The seams have backing blocks sealed with the polyurethane sealant that is used on rubber roofs. I hope to install the flooring tomorrow. I will post more pics of the progress in the coming days.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2011 7:28:37 GMT -5 by tomamara
I am planning on rubbing it out with a lint free cloth folded into a pad. I will dampen the pad with 5 to 10 drops of olive oil and add about 2 thirds of that amount of shellac to the pad and work it into a small area ( no more than 1 sq foot ) at a time. It is a labor intensive job, but the results are quite nice.
Been working on the interior for the last couple of days. Here I am test fitting the panels for cabinets etc. The forward counter is the old one and will be rebuilt, I just set it in there as a reference point for the partition to the left of it.
Just another pic of interior fitting. I will be installing these panels and putting shelves in the cabinets this weekend. I hope to have some more pics up by Sunday. I got my refrigerator today, so I will be working on the forward counter top early next week if my regular job allows.
Getting the front cabinets in. The refrigerator is 110 and the cutout above it is for a drop in stove-top. It has been a hell of a week with hurricane Irene. The Shasta is boxed in in the shop to make room for a catboat that was built by my friend the shop owner. We hauled the boat out to save it from the high water and wind. Good thing we did. The storm was nasty and the wind lasted 27 hours.
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2011 23:06:55 GMT -5 by tomamara
Got the insulation on. You can see how crowded the shop is. Notice the generator. We ran the generator for 5 days, the power came back on today at about 7:00 pm. The catboat in the picture was launched this spring after 3 years of building it. The builder is 78 years old and quite an inspiration for us all.
Getting the seats framed out. There will be a drop down table that, with the seats will create a 74 inch by 60 inch bed. That is just slightly bigger then a queen size.
First off your camper is looking amazing, hats off to you for that.
Secondly, we are planning to re-frame the bed/benches as well, what size wood did you use in the pictures? Stock size or did you cut something down?
We are also getting rid of those storage doors down there and doing a solid panel. The bench flips up anyways. Intending to store all outdoor camping gear down there, so you get there set up and theoretically never need to get under the bench again until you pack up.
If you can't fix it with a hammer you have an electrical problem.