Tonight I started working on the stabilizing wall that holds up the cabinet and creates a wall for the kitchen area. The roof had 6 screws sticking down. They were screwed in from the top and then the skin was placed on. So getting them out was not an option. I first thought that I would drill holes into a new piece of wood and place this on top of the screws. I used toothpaste to mark where the screws were. Drilled the holes and realized that some screws were cockeyed and they wouldn’t go down in the holes. So I got out my small bolt cutters and cut a couple, but the still stuck out about 1/4 inch and it was really hard to cut. So I pulled out the big guns and got the saw zaw and cut the screws off. I was then able to place the new board up, add a little glue and 2 screws to hold it in. There will be more screws as I add the side and middle supports. I realized that the board that is the roof trim is really rotten and will have to be replaced, once I have more wall supports done. I had to go buy 1 x 3 to add to the side of the floor. This will be what the skin is attached to and what the wall boards will be attached to. Now to start building the wall.
I cleaned on the inside of t he aluminum that was covered with dirt and gunk from the rotten board. I still need to take some steel wool to it. I taped off where the running boards are so that when I put in my floor that I know where to put the nails.
Tonight I did some more painting on the cabinet by the trailer door.
Today I started out cleaning and polishing the corner pieces of the cabinet. I used Mothers Mag and Aluminum polish. They turned out great.
Last week I took wood to school to rip to 2.5 inches. It was for the cabinet by the door. I started the building process today. I got the end down and the base cut out for the back. I need a 2.5 ripped board so I stopped. Loaded wood into the car and will take to school tomm. I bought a board for the 2 shelves.
‘Dream Weaver, I believe you can get me through the night…’ was a song about someone with infinite compassion and love carrying us through the night of our trials and suffering. None other than God Himself.”