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Monday, February 04, 2013

More Pocket Door Tests

This time, the tests are to help get a feel for look. As in "how much exposed wood grain to we want?" Lots of dark wood, like teak, may cause the interior to feel like a dark cave. Here I replaced the test MDF pocket doors with Meranti faced plywood, which is a bit lighter than teak.
Door between aft cabin and engine room

In these pictures, the actual sliding doors have been varnished (2 coats Epiphanes wood gloss, 2 coats Epiphanes rubbed effect satin finish). The pocket covering "panels" are bare. The pictures show quite a contrast.
Door between tunnel and aft cabin

However, this test is not complete without some natural sunlight, for which there is none. Nevermind it being grey and cold outside, but there are no hatches or portlights to let light in. Portlight installation is one of the next projects coming up soon.
Unfinished cabin facing side of "pocket"
I expect a lot of this sort of testing this year as we try and arrive at some sort of wood/color choice.
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