| 'Lil Diners One and Two
Framing, insulating and skinning the roof...'Glassing the roof...
|Intro||Wall Panels||Insulation, Wiring, Floor||Bulkheads||Roof||Galley||Diner #1 Finished||Diner #2 Differences||Diner #2 Final Touches|
|I installed roof spars over the headliner, another benefit to my "inside-out" method.|
|The spars are glued to the headliner and screwed to the wall ledge from the top.|
|Frank had an idea to make the roof vent for the a/c unit flush to the roof.|
|Here's how it looks! The roof skin will be open over the vent.|
|I ran the wiring through the roof. The locations where the cables pass through the spars was noted so that I wouldn't nail through them later.|
|3/4" conduit directs the cables through the headlined, into the cabinet below.|
|To aid in making the insulation follow the curves, I cut kerfs every inch in the back.|
|The insulation was glued on with construction adhesive. clamps and blocks hold things 'til set.|
I nailed/glued the first layer of 1/8" ply to the roof spars. I nailed it down with my brad nailer.
I left the first layer of ply about 1" long on each end. I'll use this as bearing for clamps later.
Notice that I marked the areas where wiring runs, so that I don't shoot a nail into them.
|The first layer is completed. Here and there, I used a scrap of ply and screws to hold down a resistant joint.|
|I used the extra wood as a surface to clamp the second layer to. This allows a roof without nails or other fasteners.|
|The final section, held in place with clamps and weights.|
|The roof to wall joint is prepared by rounding off the roof and sanding the wall.|
|A sealing coat of thin epoxy gives a hint of the beauty in the wood!|
|'Glass is carefully laid out on the roof. I had to add 2" strips on the edges. The next one will be made a bit narrower to make the extra strips un-needed.|
|"glass wetted out...|
|...After two coats of epoxy...|
|...After five coats of spar varnish!!|