The custom made headboard was collected from the makers last Saturday. I needed to finish making the bed base and once that was done I could fix the headboard in place.
The bed base lifts up to access a storage space. Once I have the mattress (Next Thursday) I can weight it and the base then I can get some gas struts made to the require lifting force to assist with and hold the base up when required.
I have been preparing the kitchen for the breakfast bar, while doing this it became apparent the island unit was pretty mobile at the end section. This, in a stationary house is no problem but on a boat which moves about could be a problem especially as the weight of the worktops would act as a massive lever if the boat were to thing anything head on, or indeed if while being transported the lorry had to break suddenly.
A solution was needed. Screwing through the end unit base would not be strong enough the load needed to be transferred through the vertical walls.
I knew one day I would have a use for the really long screws that came with the engine crate.
The head is 17mm AF to give it scale
I made a bracket to transfer the load through the vertical panel and some filler blocks to bear down onto once the screws were done up.
Glued and screwed
Stop blocks and 3 screws into the floor
The island end is now nice an rigid now. I will make a nice cover the the metal bracket to hide it in due course.