Friday, January 23, 2009

Big Blue Update

I have been reluctant to do a Big Blue update since everything is in the middle and nothing seems to be done. But here is some work from last weekend...

Finished priming the floor. I am hoping I got all the rust...


They never had a grommet where the power for the refrigerator came through the floor, so I made the hole a little more round and added this to protect the wires...


Then, I moved on to cut the flooring using the old floor as a guide...


And it fit right into place.

Here is the power coming through the subfloor (this is behind the passenger seat).


I screwed the floor up from the bottom. Originally, it was done from the inside down. I'm thinking this will allow me to remove the floor without trashing it if I need to in the future. I used shorter galvanized screws that barely come through the wood and will be covered by the carpet. Each screw was coated in silicone when it went in to seal it from road dirt and water...


The flooring came from Ikea. It's a weaved straw sort of thing. It comes in foot squares and connects with little plastic edges.


We abandoned the checker pattern, deciding that it looks too 1950s...


So in goes the floor. I started in the corner closest to the door to get make sure any cut pieces would be in the back.



And I started gluing it down. I only glued 2 sections because I'm not too convinced the glue will work. This is where I left the project, with the glue drying.


This gives you an idea how it will start to look. I really like it and hope it has a sort-of hippie at the beach feel to it...


My goal is to get the floor down and the chair back in before our January 30th campout. This coming weekend will be dedicated to that goal.

1 comments:

Aaron

Brett, that looks really good. Big Blue is gonna be beautiful. Can't wait for this weekend. Tinkerbell has come a long way since you last saw her.

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