Nope, no “boom”.
Oh, those silly little bungs. Bungs are little wooden plugs the cover up screws countersunk in wood. You can buy then ready made but I’ve gone with a more romantic (cheaper) path of making them myself with a bung bit. As shown above, you just drill into a scrap piece of the same type of wood you’re using and with a little screw driver, just pop ’em out.
So, my wood arrived. The first part of the gig was to trace them out, cut roughly to size and then install them with sealant and screw them down (without counter sinking). Second part was to un-screw the screws, counter sink (make the entering hole bigger to bury the head) and then… “bung” ’em up with the help of some wood clue.
Forth gig…. via a router and a new 20euro bit (ouch!), trim the wood to match the proper over hang. Sounds easy, eh. Not! It involves clamps, fencing, yada yada yada…. it would have taken me 15minutes if I had help. I didn’t…. so……..!
And the last gig of this “pita” project was to re-install the 4 stanchions (columns). A bit tricky. Their 3 screws go threw the new planks and the supporting narrow wood beam on the sides underneath (and I don’t have a pic for you to make any sense out of this nonsense!). Well, the first one, which had me real nervous, went great! So did the second. The third ran into one of the support beams screws, so it was moved a centimeter over, and the last one was a complete disaster! That’s when I was almost carried away suffering from sun-stroke! The support beam got all messed up and it is supposingly curing with an epoxy and wood powder paste.
Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was this stuff. I’ve been working 6 day weeks, getting up at 5am for some of them, socializing, and the weather…. it either rains on my only day off, or the sun is absolutely brutal between noon and 6pm….. yes, I’m a pussy!
My bung-hole is killing me!
Stay tuned… or bung off!
ps…. “Why is Zoot Allures not in the water yet????”
pss… Why is everyone asking me that same question…. over and over again?