Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wood Walls

We are filling in the tiny trailer with wood floors and walls. The floor will be cherry, thinly sliced to save on weight and wood. Here, a 1" thick board is cut in half to make two boards. The surfaces were planed and the edges given a lap joint.
Greta made a template by laying out construction paper on the trailer floor, then chose boards to fit the space. We will cut them to exact size later.

The baltic birch panels that we prepared are going in too.

Greta drills some holes for the rivets.
Then she rivets them in.
This is the rivet gun, air powered, very satisfying to use. It makes a nice wooshclick sound.