|Project by ChesapeakeBob||posted 11-03-2009 02:19 AM||6745 views||1 time favorited||16 comments|
This is a cabinet built for the specific need of creating more galley space on our boat. The dimensions and shelf locations were set to hold specific sized containers. I epoxied the corners with reinforcing blocks with thickened West System Epoxy. To assure that the food will stay put when underway, I added the very small bungee cords stretched across the front of the upper shelves. Attaching the cabinet required special anchors known as threaded rivets, which I purchased along with the tool to set them from McMaster Carr. (Any project that does not require the purchase of a new tool is not worth doing.) These rivets are essentially set like a pop rivet, only when you relase the installation tool, you have a female machine thread, in this case a 10-32 thread. Ten of these fasteners hold the cabinet to a fiberglass bulkhead that is hollow behind it. The finish is simply lemon oil rubbed over the teak cabinet.
-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland