June 5, galley has been done for a couple of days. We gave up on the wrought iron uprights and went with scalloped 5/8" marine ply scraps. The only thing left is to hang the lower doors and install a curtain in the upper base.
Trailer is wired, with extra wire laid behind things for later renovations should we or others decide to add things.
Now we're working on the Putin. (The "bathroom" without a bath, the "toilet" without a toilet, just a porta-potty, the "loo" outside of England, the "closet" that will definitely be used as a potty area...)
Man, was it tight in there for either of us! So we're opening it up some. Always planned on a curtain instead of the door, so that'll help.
Our Putin walls were countersunk into the flooring 1/4"! We couldn't figure out why the old panels were now all too tall! I thought the ceiling had sagged, but he swore that wasn't it. And even using his two panels and a pole method he couldn't get it to budge upward--not without breaking something, so he checked closer and we thought and thought. Finally realized the floor had been scribed and the panels had been set into a groove. So we shortened our templates by 1/4" and voila. That's all it took.
We're rebuilding the Putin walls the same way we did the closet. 1/2" ply, faired, sanded, primed, and "basket-woven" --a hand-painted effect to help hide irregularities and dings for the one main upright between Putin and the settee area, the 1/4" Home Depot ply for the other side and back,, and a white 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" frame at the front.
I call it, "Rebuilding, one toothpick at a time."
Was looking at my calendar today for the summer and fall
NOG "near" us--the NOG (North Oregon Gathering) is exactly ONE YEAR from the day we went and bought this eternal project.
These things were designed and assembled like incredibly clever jigsaw puzzles. Each piece has an exact place, and we CAN change them around, but we need to be careful about where the next piece will fit!
It is exciting.
We'd have been lost at many points without your advice and encouragement. You, and many others here on FGRV.
Thanks to everyone who has helped!