Hmmmm it's about time to make a decision on filling with foam or adding a vent. I'm on the fence! Expanding foam trimmed down before gluing top deck seems a bit messy. I could see myself installing a vent and forgetting to open or close the vent. It would be sad to see this thing blow up like a balloon. Then there's the Gore-Tex vents, which sound maintenance free. A few more weeks and I'll get it figured out.
My wood is just too knotty for me! Knotty, knotty. I lost count of how many rails I've broke. I am now soaking for 7 days. I finally got 2 more last night. It is definitely breaking at the knots and only the knots. Off to buy more wood after work. I think knots in the middle are fine. I just need to avoid wood with knots At the ends where the tension is greatest. I think I have already spent $50 on just rail boards hopefully another 2 boards will be enough. I haven't figured a way to salvage this stuff either. Anyone, anyone?
Crap!!! I was setting at work when I realized I flipped one of my rails the wrong way last night while gluing. I new something didn't look right when I looked at it this morning. Seriously, that bites. I may have come up with a fix. I don't know if it's possible to pull a rail after the gorilla glue has set, I'm guessing not. I'll have to add like 2 extra rails other wise. Check out the picture I cut up a photo copy of the plans to illustrate my mistake. Lol, and frustrating....I picked a bad year to give up smoking and drinking.
Everybody calm down.....I think I've got it! Using my handy dandy paper cutouts I found the needed shape to fix my errors. I would like to say it was my first an will be my last but I couldn't fool anyone.