Sticking some plywood where it needs to go. To be covered by birch ply, plastic, aluminum, or other. Metal framing makes all of this so easy. Self drilling lath screws are perfect. The gap between is filled with wires, plumbing, nothing, or sound deadening material.
Goofing around with the panel stuff. I’m finding steel framing affords a lot of flexibility for interesting ways to connect stuff. Precision cutting plywood sucks. I hate working with wood. Got the last interior surfaces on the bed area. This was a pain in the butt too, because of tight clearances and the need to […]
Getting that last bit of something done always seems to take the longest. I am pretty sure I just finished all the major structure for the interior – the steel tubing and such. To celebrate I re-hung the interior overhead panel in front too. I am undecided on cutting a big hole in the middle […]
Picked up some finish grade birch, some structural lower grade ply for storage shelves and carpet to line some things. I also picked up a pane of polycarbonate greenhouse panel, I will use some as trim somewhere I think, for translucent panel location. Dog is my co-pilot.
Not shown: horizontal stuff that makes that upper cabinet a little more rigid. But! This is a great example that I think demonstrates the versatility of steel tube. All this stuff gets covered with luan or plastic or something else. Here you can see I got tired of the PA hole. I could not seem […]
I kind of forgot what it looked like, so I backed out of the covered area. Now I can work in the shade doing fab work instead of frying in the sun. I don’t know why I didn’t do that the last couple weekends.
One of the kitchen cabinets coming together. This is the largest unit by volume. Designed to hold dishes, tools, other kitcheny things. Next up is a full height pull out pantry and some wall and overhead cabinets. Drawer clamped in “for illustration”. I’ll paint the frame before the slider installation.
It’s technically an auto UNlock, so you don’t slap the door open pneumatic switch and just stress the hell out of the door and it’s hinges. The way it will work is air goes to unlocker ram first, once it engages the latch and releases, air switch allows air to flow to opening side of […]
I need to come up with a shower door I’m happy with probably. The hole is drilled in the floor for the drain, so that’s cool. Door latches are nice. The entrance door closes with a nice automotive style “thunk” and locks. I have a neat spring retracting air ram and a pneumatic circuit (not […]