Wood type: Pine
Finish: Benjamin Moor Arborcoat
Hardware: What I could find in the Barn
Contributor: Bruce Bennett
I started off with the roof which is made from a peace of 1/4 " marine plywood that had been lying around for 15 years. The size of the ply determined the cab size. (Should have been 4" longer but I made do)I built the roof first and centered it over the seat on temporary supports held up with lots of clamps. I then built the front, back, and sides out of 11/8" clear pine sawed a few years ago by a friend with a beautiful portable band saw. A band saw mill leaves a nice texture on the wood that holds stain well. After the panels and door were fitted I took the cab apart and applied two coats of sold stain (left over from painting the house). Staining finished I glazed with three different grades of plastic that I had around and part of an old storm window. The latch on the door is for an aluminum storm door. Simple, a bit ugly, but hey, it works. Function is King.