So before I can start doing things like stain and urethane, I need to do a lot of cutting. A lot.
Yes, my sides, doors and trim were already cut, but there is still a lot of cutting to do. Components to be built that will make things go faster when I begin assembly.
First, I decided to use ash for my hinge spar, so i rough cut it and laminated with construction adhesive for a stronger spar.
I am planning to make my hinge higher than the plans call for, so I laminated 2 - 10' x 8" boards and cut the curves for my hatch frame. Instead of clamping, I screwed the boards together while the glue set.
Next I built the front bulkhead.And then I cut scabs (trim) for the build. I made a lot of sawdust!
Once the scabs were cut I sanded each one, and stained them using the stain I chose for my exterior color.
I also built the frame for my fan box, but there was nothing impressive about it, and I didn't take pictures.