It has been a while since my last update but I have made some progress. I have the closet framed in and I'm ready to start framing in the bathroom. I also have the breaker panel and the hot water heater, which means I'll be able to finish the wiring and start roughing in the plumbing.
I had thought about getting some automotive interior trim to use on the edge of the paneling where it meet the bus but everything I looked at was too expensive for me. en the I also thought about using vinyl piping like is used in making boat cushions. I think that would have worked out and I liked that it comes in a lot of colors but I ran across this white weather stripping and thought I would try it.
It was cheaper than the piping and with the white ceiling, I think it works well. It gives a nice clean look. The wall between the bunks and the bedroom is 3/8 plywood laminated with 1/4 lauan. I anchored it to the ceiling with chair brackets.
Here's the bedroom side, I'll glue carpet to this side later.
Back wall of the closet. I'm ready to frame it up with the electrical panel.
The lauan looks surprisingly good, I used natural stain and 3 coats of semi-gloss polycrylic.
My brother did a great job on building me a bathroom pan. He even sloped the sides towards the drain. He put 3 layers of fiberglass on it and I topped it with 5 coats of marine lacquer.
A picture facing forward. Shows how good the paneling looks, the unfinished will be eventually covered with FRP. You can also see the track lighting.
I've also picked up the cabinets which have been stained and finished. I'll probably wait untill all the framing is done before putting them in.