Saturday, 28 March 2009
Saturday, 21 March 2009
The cupboard run that will house the hob - it will have set of 5 drawers, a large double cupboard, and another small cupboard for more foodstuffs at the end - and only a small corner space that will be easily accessible.
At last - the weather has warmed up enough to start the painting - the roof is almost completed, just waiting for it's coat of anti-slip paint. Andy has started to mark up the cabin sides and will be starting on them next week, temperatures permitting.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
The condenser dryer
Friday, 6 March 2009
The small basin that we chose when we went to Midland Chandlers was in place inset into the vanity unit in the shower room. This is also almost complete. The tiling around the basin and on the vanity top needs to be done, the loo only needs to be put in place, and the shower unit assembled and put in place. All the plumbing is there, as is the shower mixer tap etc. The shower unit gets in the way a bit when they are carrying stuff up and down the boat, so they tend to put that in towards the end of the build. The door between the bathroom and the bedroom has been made, but not yet hung, but no photo of that as 'himself' forgot to take one! Neil was about to hang it when we arrived, so that would be his next job when we finally left him to get on.
Freezer drawer closed
The next job on the agenda, according to Neil, is to make the other door (from the saloon into the bathroom) and then begin on the corner boatman's cupboard for the saloon. This idea is blatantly filched from Nb Caxton, but mine will be a bit different as it will have a glass door on the top cupboard, so I can display my small collection of pottery jugs, without which the boat won't feel like home! "Glass door!!, pottery jugs!!" I hear you cry, as you throw up your hands in horror! "What happens the first time you misjudge the entrance to a lock? The whole lot will come crashing down" Well, I've thought of that - it will be toughened glass, with a lock to stop the door flying open, and the jugs will be stuck down on the shelves with sticky pads. If, despite efforts to the contrary, it does all end in disaster, we will have the door replaced with a solid one, and if any of the jugs have survived they will have to be found another home.