Sunday, January 16, 2011
With the exception of some caulking the box is finished. I've used 1/2" birch plywood and given the outside three coats of latex enamel. I had to do some complex routering to get the plywood panels to fit flush with the metal trailer sides....time consuming but well worth it for a tight, flush, fit that will be easy to keep watertight. The ledge supports are made of 1 1/2" thick vintage Douglas fir. Though covered in chicken crap when I bought it, it cleaned up nicely in the planer. The wood is free of heart center and has no splits. It was a shame to cover the wood with paint, but I want the side boxes to be of natural wood and want them to have something to be contrasted against. We'll have to see if this gamble works.