Originally Posted by Nancy O
Thanks----I'd really appreciate seeing those pics! Is it a fiberglassing fix?
Yes a FG repair, but totally hidden, so looks don't matter. It's like using fiberglass cloth and resin as "tape" to tape the wood to the front wall, hidden behind the ensolite wall covering. I'll have to gently scrape the ensolite off and then glue it back down after the FG repair. You may not have this problem. But I did not see it until taking the bunk off.
First picture is front wall, with bunk shelf in the foreground. Look close at the crack, you can see the ragged edges of white fiberglass cloth peeking out from behind the ensolite along the top edge. That crack should not be there, fiberglass "tape" is starting to break at this one end of the bunk shelf.
Second picture is bunk upside down to show chest hinge that attaches to shelf. Note the empty screw holes going from two directions, into edge of shelf and up from bottom of shelf.
Third picture is bunk upside down to show bunk post on screw, you can see how pushing pole "in" would allow screw to slip out of loop. You will also note that PO did not know about putting wood glue and toothpicks into stripped screw holes and instread just moved screw. Sigh.