Ceiling the deal

Last Sunday we got to attack someone else’s boat with a crowbar for a change! Our friend Phil bought a lovely boat (which we’d actually seen before Hendrik when we were boat shopping) 18 months ago, but due to a series of horrors with various boatyards, is just now getting her stripped out to build his dream accommodation inside.

The captain’s cabin wasn’t nearly as lovingly preseverd over the years as Hendrik’s, though, so he invited us to come over and take any wood and fixtures we might like before the real demolition crews came aboard. So we booked a Streetcar van and drove out to the current yard with crowbars and masks and several hours later, drove away with the better part of his captain’s cabin’s ceiling.

Liberated ceiling panelsJust look at that grain...

In his boat, these panels were covering the wider beams (which are alternating light and dark woods in Hendrik), so it was just a matter of prying up the narrow edging boards and then carefully popping the thin sheets off. Luckily, the colour of these match Hendrik’s wall panels exactly, so we can use this to cover up the few places where the previous owners ripped out a cabinet and just used cheap plywood to fill the gaps. And since this is so thin, it means we should be able to just tack it on top of the existing plywood and not have to worry about rebuilding anything…

We’ve had a few more wooden improvements over the last week, but more on those later…

- posted by Melissa Fehr on 18 August 2008, 13:53 in