I have screwed in the 4 inch section in to the inside of the 3 inch section. The only problem is that the screws are sticking out which is a bit dangerous. I will have to sort this out somehow and next is the quadrant on the side of the 3 inch section to be added. After that its the 4 inch section to be added on the front of the 6 inch section and the 2 quadrants.
ADMIN NOTE: I've just put your extra pictures from the other posts into this one post. It's okay to have multiple images in one post on each of your progress reports.
The main construction of my first corner post is now complete. All that needs to be added now are the 3 quadrants. Also my corner post stands up on the ground very well and just some minor work needs to be done on its internal construction. Here are the pictures.
1/ How on earth did you get it upright with so little clearance between it and the ceiling... and will you be able to lower it flat again? If not, I think your build is going to be confined to your living room.
2/ Those screws you have in the posts are far too long. I'd highly recommend that you screw in much shorter ones, say an inch and a half (if the full thickness is 2"), then unscrew the other screws and back-fill the holes. A bit of dowel and filler will do the trick there.
When you do screw in the screws, be sure to stagger them - if you have them all in a row (as they appear to be here) that could ultimately force a crack to travel through the timber and along the vertical line of screws.
Just a suggestion... at least you're off to a good start.
I will echo Purp's comments. The screws should not break through to the other side. When you mount your walls and hinge frames, this could be problematic. Once you get one post done, the others will follow quite quickly! Your doing a great job! Wow, you must have high ceilings! Solid work!
Avadh, You're making progress mate. Very nice wood. This will be one of the highest quality builds yet ;)... I am sure you'll find that the corner post construction will move quicker each post. You learn as you go! The first one took me the longest, as did each "new" phase of the build! Mass production is the key!
Good work. Keep the photos coming!
Cheers, Jon~ ;D
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2008 3:54:31 GMT 1 by DOCTOR IZ
Construction of the 3 inch section on the second corner post is done. Next its the 4 inch section to be glued and assembled. Also I am still yet to sort out the 4 inch section on the first corner post. All I have to do is basically remove the screws and glue the 4 inch section in making sure it sits down all the way to the bottom.
The second corner post is now complete all that needs to be added is the beading. I had no trouble with the assembly of the 4 inch plank inside the 6 inch section. Unlike last time on the first post but have now resolved this issue. All I have to do now is the same on the first corner post and add the beading then thats 2 corner posts complete.
Jon, Scott, Jaren, thankyou all so much. I am enjoying every second of my build especially with the corner posts. I sure am looking forward to standing up the corner posts on the base. Thats when it will really all come together and it will be a very special moment for sure. Thankyou all again.
I have been working on my base construction these past 2 days and I have almost completed working on the floor section inside the base. All I have to do now is add the plywood floor section then I will build the remaining 2 corner posts.
Your base is coming along nicely. Are you going to place support beam running perpendicular to the horizontals for further support? I think is your plywood base going to be? Did you get your corner posts fixed? Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing more progress.
A small update here. Unfortunately I have run in to a small problem with my floor section for my base. The planks for my floor section inside my base cant take the weight of my plywood sheet for the floor section. The inside planks are 18mm in thickness and the plywood sheet is 12mm in thickness. Its basically a clash of thicknesses and too much weight and also I have cut round the corners of my plywood sheet to make sure the whole sheet sits round the 4 blocks inside my base frame which are holding the whole base frame together as well as being glued and screwed. Any thoughts or suggestions how I could sort my floor section out?
What do you mean it can't take the weight? It falls apart? Is the plywood supposed to fit just inside the frame and that's why you put the notches in? For extra support I'd say you could probably use a few staggered perpendicular planks on the inside.
Whats happening is that the plywood sheet wont fit inside the frame. The planks inside the frame are there to support the floor section. I will have to chisel the tops of the planks inside the frame so that the plywood sheet will sit inside the frame perfectly.