Sunday, 15 March 2009

The ceiling job Part Two

Things to remember BEFORE you put your ceiling back together, hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it?
 
First of all, the trim that joins the wood on the ceiling. Don't put them back up before the wood trim that goes down the middle, the size of the gap may end up being too narrow.
 
This happened with one or two of them, the first section had to come off completely (again) and the other? Well that was a half-way jobby, whereby it was possible to lift and separate (excuse pun). With a bit of jiggling about, it was repositioned with "gentle" forcefulness...

Second of all, remember which way you're facing when marking up the wood trim LEFT and RIGHT. Yes ok, so the first one went up on the wrong side, don't laugh. (Then it had to be repositioned the other side, which caused some confusion about just where the others went).

Third of all, don't mislay your round headed screws for the vents. With three toolboxes out, pliers, hammers, and screwdrivers etc, all over the floor, it required a fingertip search to locate them. A CSI forensics team would've been a bonus at this point.

So there you go, the "finishing things off" job lasted twice as long as it was supposed to because of the extra faffing about involved, but it all turned out well in the end...
 
The finished job (PHEW)
 
PS: Because it looks so good we've decided to do the same thing throughout the boat. So it's the bathroom next and then the bedroom. Even more banging and crashing about then...

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