I’ve been working on the rest of the upper interior panels for the last week or so. Just three panels of birch, but a lot of cutting and fitting and cutting and fitting. . .
followed by sanding and four coats of finish.
Olympic rivets are being used mostly, especially along the seams joining the three panels, extending that long line of bucked rivets on the aluminum panels.
The first round of stripping is done on the overhead cabinets, too. I’ve considered replacing them with the same type in birch, but I’m pretty sure I’ll just polish the originals and use birch doors. It’s pretty hard to improve on the originals—functional and very lightweight.