Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-11-2013, 11:54 PM   #1
Guru
 
Tony B's Avatar
 
City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,250
Salon Remodel Project

I ripped out the old carpeting and made new floor boards. The floor boards (8 total) make up about 95% of the floor. They are Teak and Holly Plywood.
I built a new settee from plywood and veneered it with walnut. Then sprayed with furniture grade lacquer.
The cushions and back were professionally made by a local upholsterer. We used very expensive stuff called "Ultra leather". Feels so nice and soft.
Since we are live-aboards, we want to be comfortable.
Total cost for salon was around $1500. Other than the upholstery, I did all the work.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Before Remodel pic 1.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	141.9 KB
ID:	19209   Click image for larger version

Name:	Before Remodel pic 2.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	172.5 KB
ID:	19210   Click image for larger version

Name:	New Cabin Sole pic 1.JPG
Views:	119
Size:	75.8 KB
ID:	19211   Click image for larger version

Name:	New Cabin Sole pic 2.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	67.1 KB
ID:	19212   Click image for larger version

Name:	New Settee pic 1.JPG
Views:	100
Size:	54.9 KB
ID:	19213  

Click image for larger version

Name:	New Settee pic 2.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	53.9 KB
ID:	19214  
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Cruising the Eastern U.S. Inland Waterways and Gulf Coast. Presently on the ICW in Louisiana and heading Back to Texas.
Tony B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 02:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
City: Nokomis
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 181
I should think that you are happy with the results. Terrific looking and appears to be quite a comfortable living space.
__________________

harbor950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #3
Guru
 
Sailor of Fortune's Avatar
 
City: Saint Augustine, Fl.
Country: Port of St Augustine ,FL
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,974
VERY nice craftsmanship. It looks beautiful.
Sailor of Fortune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Captain K's Avatar
 
City: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Holly Day
Vessel Model: Marine Trader 44
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 288
Wow! What a great job! Any chance you could ease on over to Alabama to help redo mine? By the way I believe it's "saloon," rather than "salon." A "salon" is a place where you get your hair done. My guess is 99% of boaters, and half the boating magazines here in the US make the same mistake.
Captain K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #5
Guru
 
Tony B's Avatar
 
City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain K View Post
Wow! What a great job! Any chance you could ease on over to Alabama to help redo mine?
Yes, I will be right there. If I'm late, start without me. Tony B

By the way I believe it's "saloon," rather than "salon." A "salon" is a place where you get your hair done. My guess is 99% of boaters, and half the boating magazines here in the US make the same mistake.
Way back when, I always seen 'salon' in print. It wasn't until relatively recently that I see the word 'saloon'. Your post got me curious so I looked it up in online dictionaries. Other than the obvious difference of the hairdressing and drinking establishment thing, just about every dictionary definition of both words defines them as a drawing room, reception area or gathering place. The word 'salon' is based on the French word.
Other than in cowboy movies, the only person that I ever heard call a bar a saloon was my grandfather. Oddly enough, that was the only word in English he ever knew.


BTW, how is Pirates Cove? I havent been there in about 12 years or so.
When I bought my first sailboat, a 25 Macgregor, around 20 years ago I taught myself to sail by leaving Gulfport, Ms. with Pirates Cove as my final destination. That was the first time me and GF were ever even on a sailboat except for motoring it about a couple hundred yards. We actually made it there alive, loved the place and decided to continue on to Panama City. It was a great and memorable 2 weeks of our first sail.
__________________
Cruising the Eastern U.S. Inland Waterways and Gulf Coast. Presently on the ICW in Louisiana and heading Back to Texas.
Tony B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 08:44 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
City: Nokomis
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 181
Hold on. This one has been done before probably many times.

Salon or Saloon ? - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
harbor950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #7
Guru
 
Moonstruck's Avatar
 
City: Hailing Port: Charleston, SC
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Moonstruck
Vessel Model: Sabre 42 Hardtop Express
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,854
Very nice work. Looks like a new boat. Seams more spacious too.
__________________
Don on Moonstruck
Sabre 42 Hardtop Express & Blackfin 25 CC
When cruising life is simpler, but on a grander scale (author unknown)
http://moonstruckblog.wordpress.com/
Moonstruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #8
Guru
 
Tony B's Avatar
 
City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,250
Thanks for the Compliments folks.

And yes, it does feel and look bigger. That old sleeper sofa took up all the room. It's amazing how fast I figure out that the settee is a great storage area for tools. What's more amazing is how fast the Admiral discovered it was a great place for dry food storage. Her logic being that since it is on top of the engine hatches and will have to be moved for engine access, it should be kept light as possible. Don't you just hate when they throw your own arguments back at you?
Anyway, it's Sunday morning I am typing this from the SALON. By noon, I will have a beer in this very spot known as the SALOON.
__________________
Cruising the Eastern U.S. Inland Waterways and Gulf Coast. Presently on the ICW in Louisiana and heading Back to Texas.
Tony B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 09:04 AM   #9
123
Member
 
City: ---
Country: ---
Vessel Name: ---
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 379
Very very nice, the boat looks a lot bigger. You have "golden" hands.
123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2013, 09:09 AM   #10
Guru
 
Tony B's Avatar
 
City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reiziger View Post
....... You have "golden" hands.
That's what the Admiral always says.
__________________

__________________
Cruising the Eastern U.S. Inland Waterways and Gulf Coast. Presently on the ICW in Louisiana and heading Back to Texas.
Tony B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012