First of all, this is another case of three steps forward and two back. I had to take everything on the curves apart, and all the way back to include one piece of the flat wall on each side. The construction adhesive alone did not hold those "custom studs" to the fiberglass. My guess is too much vibration while traveling, with the stress of the paneling pulling on it.
So those all had to be fiberglassed in place. Had to make one more of those odd pieces too. Remember, I just slapped the left side together so it would look good for the last trip. I knew it wasn't done.
Then I had to do something about getting some kind of insulation behind that curve. There is not enough room between the paneling and the shell for a piece of the foam in some places. So I tacked in some fiberglass batting pulled in half to reduce the thickness. I figure that will be better than nothing. Looks a mess, but this is all hidden.
Now back to joining those panel strips around the corner. Remember I said that I wanted a wider seam cover strip but couldn't find one? Well, guess what? I did find one, and it's significantly wider. Now the downside... it's made for thinner paneling. You can see how much narrower the space for the panel edge is.
But, hey, masonite (which the beadboard is) can be sanded. However, I learned that it's really hard stuff. OK, I knew that already. It's brittle and breaks into layers if you twist it, but otherwise it's really hard. However, with enough sanding, I got those edges thin enough to fit in the strips.
Lots of sanding. But here we are! This was just enough extra width that the edges of the beadboard don't pull out of the seam covers. I am very pleased. Here's the other side. Edge strip along the top to finish it off.
How does it look close up? Really fine, I think! Success. Now on to the next project.
In other news: I edited. I got Dead Mule Swamp Singer published (YEAH!) I started collecting the recycling. My list is still at 58 things to do by 12/1, and I have crossed off 10. TO DO- 48 things: 64 days. That sounds better.
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