Friday, August 27, 2021

Layout Design/Construction - Skirting Take II

 For some time I've had some banquet table skirting along the base of the layout, below staging. This was a very affordable option, with 14' costing about $20-$25 at Amazon. It is primarily made 28" tall or so, or the height of a table. It can be purchased elsewhere in taller lengths, but for significantly more money.

Because this wasn't tall enough, I added hinged fascias from Masonite, so I could access the top shelf in the storage and this worked well enough. But I've always found getting to stuff below the skirting a bit annoying. I planned on cutting it in strategic places to make it easier, but that would also require some sewing work as well. I covered this in more detail in this post.

I'm not sure why I didn't think of this myself, but Dale told me about a Paul Dolkos article about making removable beadboard sections. Doh! It's brilliant. And simple.

Some masonite, cheap beadboard and moldings, wood glue and spray paint, and voila!

They are form fit, and can easily be removed when I need access to the shelves.

I'll stain the legs that support the upper section. You can see that it sticks up above the level of the staging tracks by several inches, also preventing things from falling. It really finishes up the room beautifully, and carries the design of the agent's desk around the room now.

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