Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Houseboat build, pg36...

 Completing the overhead cabinets... We got the cabinets painted, doors on, interior painted, handles on, etc. Wow, that really made the houseboat feel more like a house, and added lots of additional storage. Here's a few pics (somewhat out of order)...


In the photo above, Debbie was painting the bottoms of the cabinets (you can see the masking tape). The black cable hanging down from the bottom of the LH end is coax for the antenna of a VHF marine radio that will ultimately be installed under the cabinet. 

Here's the cool handles Debbie found for the upper cabinet doors. I still have to install the mechanisms to keep the cabinet doors lifted when open, and the catches to hold them shut when down. 

The interiors of the cabinets finished out very nicely, once painted. The interior shelving surface is independent from the bottom of the cabinets. 

The photo above is of the starboard cabinet. You can also see the door handle on this cabinet, and it's currently taped out for trim painting. 

The photo above is of the port side overhead cabinet. The LH end is open and unfinished, as it will butt up against the appliance stack I have to build for the refrigerator and microwave oven. 

The three photos above are of the overhead cabinets prior to installing the doors. These are anchored to the metal structure in the walls and ceiling of the houseboat. I can literally swing my body weight up on these with no loose motion. Very solid!