Another reason for this framing was to support the new teak plywood siding that I was building to refinish the interior.
This interior project coincided with the big window install project primarily because the panels that cover the interior sections of cabin top needed to be built before the big windows were installed. It was much easier to get the window holes in the right place by tracing the opening from the outside while the teak panel was in place. It started by building the framing and then making a pattern for the teak panel. Cutting the panel and then fitting it in place before tracing the hole for the window. Finally the windows were installed and the panels could be screwed into place.
Here are some photos of how it all came together....
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Since the port lights were already installed an extra piece was required to make the pattern for these areas. This is the template of the port light shape I made to attach with the teak panel pattern. This extra step added quite a bit of difficulty to this project. Getting the panel cut to fit over these port lights took lots of time, accuracy, and a steady saw hand.
Looking forward to our whole interior coated in varnish and all aglow... truly making this an amazingly beautiful and comfortable place to live. I'll certainly be happy to hang my hat in here ~