Sunday, May 31, 2015

Food Cart Project Part XIX: Roof, etcetera...

This weekend's work on the cart started with finishing the last section of counter, which was built out of 2x2s and plywood:



After gluing the Formica into place, it took some finagling to get it even with the other counters (the photos above show that it torques a bit upward at the upper left corner), but it worked out nicely:


I also added the trim around the inside of the windows. I'll need to fill and paint the gaps, but these turned out pretty well...


After cutting a hole for this pan, I now have an ice bath for mise en place items that need to stay below 40 F. The pan doesn't really work with Cambros, but it holds six round 1-qt. deli containers perfectly:


Also, I finally got the roof structure started. This will be covered with plywood, wrapped in Tyvek and fitted with R-6 board insulation:


Here's the larger view of everything so far:


As I mentioned last week, we have a number of artisans doing very interesting things at Civilian. Here's Austin working on another bonsai stand. He's got a total of thirteen commissions for these things, and he's doing each one as a unique piece, specific to its tree...


I happened upon another artisan, Jacob, out on the back patio, heat treating parts for his tattoo equipment. The guy doesn't just do tattoos, he makes his own tattoo machines. How bad ass is that?


And finally, here we have Austin and Ashley's dog Maui, who likes to stand on the bookshelf in the lounge area and survey her domain...


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You'e really coming along!

Macerating Shallots said...

Thanks!