At the moment Patrik and I are trying to find a carpenter (one with reasonable prices…).
Our plan is to remove this bench from Luna Azzurra’s salon and replace it with a sideboard.
The lower part of the bench will be kept, though. The idea is that the new furniture will simply be fitted over the existing part. That way it will have a solid plinth, plus we won’t have to think about ugly marks on the flooring.
Last time we were on board, we measured everything and did a draft.
It will be a rather simple cabinet, with two doors towards the galley part. The counter top will have a small rim, so we can safely place something there, a coffee machine for example.
The inside will be equipped with two to three shelfs.
In case we won’t find a carpenter, Patrik will have to build it (luckily he’s a proper handyman 😉). Another challenge is of course, to get hold of the correct type of wood. It must be suitable for the marine air and stand a certain amount of humidity.
The classic type is teak or mahogany. But I refuse to buy tropical woods, for obvious reasons.
So, we already learned that oak, beech, ash, cherry, birch, walnut and maple are suitable. I would like cherry I think, since it would fit nicely with the rest of the wood in the salon, with its reddish colour.
Cedar would be a very good choice, since it is quite resistant against fungal decay. It’s pretty costly though….
Well, beside other things we’ll be occupied, finding a solution for this project! Doesn’t get boring, that’s for sure 😊
And, hey, I almost forgot: It’s my birthday today! So, let’s open a bottle of prosecco – CHEERS! 🥂