Got started on window frames this afternoon. Originally the weather wasn’t going to allow for that, but wound up having shirtsleeve weather and bright sun. You never know in Atlanta.
Dane and I picked up some lumber and some expanding foam insulation and I got a bit done.
The spray foam was for a small, long void at the very bow that I’ve wondered what to do with. I don’t want to just leave it open, so decided to fill it with the foam to keep the water out, etc. Worked somewhat, but will have to add some more. Really needed a longer tube for the foam to work from the bottom up.
After fiddling with that a bit, moved to the window frames. The plans call for mahogany or the like to be finished bright (stained, etc.). We’re going a slightly different route for a couple of reasons… one in that I really don’t want to deal with stain, etc. on the exterior, and the other that stain grade wood in types that can take any weather at all are hard to come by in a reasonable manner around here. Most of the "real" lumberyards have been run out of the area by the big box store.
So, the family has decided the windows will be trimmed out in a "trim color" that we already had planned for some other features, thus paint grade lumber works well.
Got the first window frame cut and the lap joints done. I still have to cut the rounded part of the top, and of course put it all together, but I think I know how to do them now.
I must say that I was ashamed about the measurements of my windows on the boat… there are no two alike. Front to back that’s ok, but port and starboard should match. They don’t, but I guess it’s hard to see both sides at the same time.
Money = $22.15 (wood, foam, glue) + $1.55 (tax) = $23.70
Time = 2 hours