Tuesday, August 31, 2010
But the mattress had no cutout. To prevent severe sag in the center, a piece of plywood had been placed over the cut-out. With a couple of screws to hold it in place. Sort of.
It was obviously a hack, and it was noisy - it creaked and groaned whenever you moved on the mattress. A better arrangement was needed.
Bordering on the upper size limit* for what I like to cover as a "small" boat project, we rectified this.
I cut and painted a piece of (heavier) plywood, and then fashioned a teak fiddle for the exposed forward edge.
Now the mattress looks like it belongs there. And we can sleep in peaceful quiet. (The space below is now Jane's shoe storage.)
*For larger projects, see Windborne In Puget Sound