My Can O' Worms (Warning Lengthy lol)
Because of the starter problems with Beastie, Ken and I decided to get a utility trailer. He wasn't the best looking thing, but we figured we could give him a facelift. Once we did a thorough investigation on him, though, I was wondering if I really wanted to open this can of worms.
Well, the can of worms was opened, drained, and fried up. (No, I didn't eat any but I DID help burn the old wood lol)
It was pretty ugly to say the least. He matched Beastie almost to a 'T' I would say lol
Teardown... Wow. What a mess he was. I think we found like four generations of carpenter ants and their eggs between the layers of plywood... Y U C K!!!!
Got him down to bare metal, and painted...
Then went to Home Depot for the wood and hardware, and started with the flooring. I didn't want plywood, because if it rains, the water sits there, to sit and rot the wood. So we opted for the 5/4 wood, and attached it like we did when we built our decks... spaced them using nails. Since the wood was still quite wet, once dry, the spacing should be perfect, and allow any liquid to fall through, rather than sit there and rot my trailer...
Now for my touch... I wanted to do a scene along the side planks (and still might, while Ken isn't looking lol) but decided because of time constraints, and wanting to do something other than build the trailer our entire vacation, I did my design on just the tailgate. We built it out of 1x6's for two reasons: One, they're lighter, so I would be able to lift it easier, and secondly, it still matches relatively close.
So below is the project pictures I took, (trying to cut them back to just the highlights and the finished product... )(I DID, however have to go back and touch up the wolf - if you look at the picture where I transferred the pattern, I forgot the right side of his face... oops lol I thought it looked a little bare. )
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
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Last edited by OutoftheWoodwork; 08-05-2013 at 06:41 PM.