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Project Log:  Monday, October 3, 2011

I continued work on the deceptively simple galley cabinet, slogging through the minutiae of its hidden internal components.  After contemplating the lower lockers (beneath the range and refrigerator enclosures) over the past few days as I worked on adjacent structures, I decided to go ahead and install flat platforms running between the top of the toekick structure and the hull, rather than leaving the spaces open the extra few inches beneath.  I felt the lockers would be more attractive and useful with  flat floors, and the amount of space I gave up was minimal in a practical, usable sense.

To that end, I installed additional support cleats as needed, keeping their tops level with the top of the toekick (which would support the inboard ends of the platforms).  Where the platforms intersected the hull, I installed additional angled cleats on the bulkheads.

Behind the cleats, I installed more of my 1/2" rigid foam board insulation, a step I'd internally debated with vigor over the past few days.  To cover and protect the insulation, and finish off the lockers, I cut and fit cherry plywood panels--1/2" for the bottoms, and 1/4" panels against the hull.



Temporarily removing the panels, I painted the insides of the lockers with gray Bilgekote, and varnished both sides of the panels for protection and (where exposed) appearance.


The galley trash can and holder arrived, so I could finalize the layout and cuts on the front of the galley.

Up in the boat, I determined roughly where the shelf that would support this slide-out holder needed to go; I determined a safe point high enough to avoid the impedance of the curvature of the hull, and made a measurement that I transferred to the galley's front panel, which I had down on the bench.

After various measurements and layout in the available remaining space on the cabinet, I decided to make the door cutout even at the bottom with the locker openings I'd cut beneath the range and refrigerator, and even at the top with the previously-cut locker opening in the galley.  The resulting opening was wide enough to slide the entire trash bin assembly through, even though the sliding part and the trash can itself were a bit narrower than that, so I could remove or install the bin in the finished cabinet as need be.  The height of the opening was marginally taller than the minimum required, but I felt the symmetry and alignment of the various lockers was important.


Total Time Today:  3.5 hours

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