I'm in the process of dressing up the interior of my sailboat.
I've done come cabinets, chart table, small galley, etc.
Not, perhaps, perfect work, but nice (enough?).
I'm considering a larger fiberglass boat (25 foot) that has all the
character of a clorox bottle inside. A few cabinets ain't gonna do it.
I was wondering about using wood veneer strips to "panel" the inside
surface of the hull. Compound curvature, of course, but I thought the
strips can be trimmed to make edges meet attractively.
My idea for attaching them would be to use West Epoxy (or equal like
MAS) to prefinish the fitted strips then epoxy them in place.
But leave some narrow "dry" strips for bonding with thick CA
(cyanoacrylate(?)) glue to serve as temporary clamps while the epoxy
sets. cus there are no straight flat surfaces handy adn nowhere to
I've never done veneer work before.
I'm guessing about 1/16" to 1/8" thick? (to avoid excessive weight
buildup). Or is it normally sliced thinner than that?
Can any of you address some of the unexpected issues I might run into?
Or a bit of guidance?
I'd appreciate it.