Peninsula Benchwork …
Since the last post, I have made more progress on the peninsula benchwork and main support wall. I have constructed the wall from 3×1 DAR pine. The ‘top’ and ‘bottom’ plates are made from 3×1 L girders placed back to back with 3×1 ‘studs’ installed between them.
The photo above shows the completed wall. The gap above the ‘top’ plate is to allow for more 3×1 on edge to support the future lighting pelmet for the top deck. The lower level spline will be supported on risers from joists supported on the main I beams. As the elevation gets higher, I may need to support the spline off cantilevered joists from the ‘studs’. Each end of the wall is secured to both the room wall at the far end and the steel post. It ended up being quite sturdy.
I have also made more progress on the spline through Kankool, with this nearly complete. Hopefully within a few days it will be. Below is a shot taken a few days ago. There has been more spline installed since. It has been quite slow going in this section, as I am basically building two lots of spline as I go, one each for the main and loop through Kankool.