TEARDROP TRAILER – BUILD DAY 24

INSTALLING THE CEILING
Today Karen and I put in the ceiling panels. We’re using tongue and groove knotty pine touched with a light coat of tung oil finish. The panels are nice and light which we hope brightens the small interior.

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KNOTTY PINE CEILING PANELS
These panels went in nice and easy. Way easier than trying to bend luan into a tight space.

InstallingCeilingHAMMERED INTO PLACE
We hammered the ceiling panels into place. We’re attaching them to some wooden edging, which we fixed to the top of the walls with glue and screws.

GluingCeilingRailEDGING TO ATTACH CEILING
Here is the edging which is being held in place with some handy clamps while the glue dries. The edging is made of 2″ x 2″ cut to fit between the framing.

HammeringInCeilingPanelsTHE CEILING FROM ABOVE
We’ll put some insulation between the ceiling and the roof skin, just as soon as we get all of these panels into place.

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PLACING INSULATION
Here is Karen cutting and placing our foam insulation. I picked up some more insulation this morning (I used up the first batch on the walls) and this time I chose the higher quality stuff. I figure the top will take the most direct sunlight and benefit from some denser foam.

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TOOL MAINTENANCE
A well loved tool will love you back. Or not. I dunno. I’m just winging this whole thing.

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CEILING PANELS
The ceiling is almost done. Now it just needs a light sand and a bit of trim.

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HOLY SNAP – IT’S COMING TOGETHER!
Here is Karen pointing out our newly installed ceiling while simultaneously enjoying our also newly installed foam headboard. We’re really getting down to the last bits…. Finally.

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