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Galley ledge

Postby Ron Dickey » Sun May 10, 2015 7:45 am

Galley ledge how thick is it and what is it made out of.

I wolk up early this morning and thought what if it warps over time? mine will have 4 supports in all, 2 supports both sides, and 2 center ones the with of a cooler form each side. about 15"
I may store things on it when traveling or between trips.

do you use a metal frame or just a thick pc of ply?

I can not put in a poll with check yours because it is a question I never asked for all the hundreds of galleys I have seen.

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Re: Galley ledge

Postby KennethW » Sun May 10, 2015 8:05 am

budget build, I used a interior house door. :roll:
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Re: Galley ledge

Postby tony.latham » Sun May 10, 2015 10:08 am

Galley ledge how thick is it and what is it made out of.


Do you mean the counter top? If that is what you are referring too, I use half-inch baltic birch plywood. It's supported near the middle and secured to the walls. It is also sits on the lower bulkhead (and goes into the cabin for a shelf) and is secured to the lower bulkhead. The upper bulkhead sits on top of it and it is also secured to it. It's not going to warp. :?

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I may store things on it when traveling or between trips.


Be careful of that, it's a good way to damage your hatch. :thinking:

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Re: Galley ledge

Postby halfdome, Danny » Sun May 10, 2015 10:42 am

Ron, your question isn't that clear but if you're asking about the counter top, it is customary in counter top construction to have a stiffener like a 3/4" x 1 1/2 piece of lumber as a self edge.
I make my teardrop counter top out of 1/2" Baltic Birch plywood with a 3/4" x 3" plywood webbing ( front, rear, sides and middle) glued and stapled to the Baltic Birch.
I pre drill pocket screw holes in the webbing to facilitate the installation of the top in the galley.
After the plam is applied to the top surface I finish it up with a nice piece of 3/4" x 1 1/4" hardwood lumber.
You could skip the lumber edge for any wood and use plam for your finished self edge.
I finish the lumber and underside of the counter top with pre-catalized lacquer to help keep the moisture balance in check.
Moisture balance is extremely important, especially since we use these teardrops in outdoor conditions.

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Re: Galley ledge

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon May 11, 2015 11:04 am

halfdome, Danny wrote:Ron, your question isn't that clear but if you're asking about the counter top, it is customary in counter top construction to have a stiffener like a 3/4" x 1 1/2 piece of lumber as a self edge.
I make my teardrop counter top out of 1/2" Baltic Birch plywood with a 3/4" x 3" plywood webbing ( front, rear, sides and middle) glued and stapled to the Baltic Birch.
I pre drill pocket screw holes in the webbing to facilitate the installation of the top in the galley.
After the plam is applied to the top surface I finish it up with a nice piece of 3/4" x 1 1/4" hardwood lumber.
You could skip the lumber edge for any wood and use plam for your finished self edge.
I finish the lumber and underside of the counter top with pre-catalized lacquer to help keep the moisture balance in check.
Moisture balance is extremely important, especially since we use these teardrops in outdoor conditions.

:D Danny

Sorry to be fuzzy it was 4:30 am when I woke with a burning question. Counter top would be right.

I gather it should be a hard wood ply or other wise like a solid door.
Thanks for the answers. Guys.
Danny (he is a cabinet maker)
by saying with a 3/4" x 3" plywood webbing ( front, rear, sides and middle) .....you mean a frame under the top. so the top has no visible screw or other fasteners showing, as well as extra support.
PLAM stands for Plastic Laminate... is that sheets or a liquid? :scratchthinking: (That was a new one on me had to look it up.)
I think I have a shot of your galley found this one in your gallery
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Danny can you take a formal photo of it sometime? :pictures: Tony has a great shot of his.

I look forward to more answers. But for now I have more food for thought. :applause:
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Re: Galley ledge

Postby halfdome, Danny » Mon May 11, 2015 4:37 pm

by saying with a 3/4" x 3" plywood webbing ( front, rear, sides and middle) .....you mean a frame under the top. so the top has no visible screw or other fasteners showing, as well as extra support.
PLAM stands for Plastic Laminate... is that sheets or a liquid? :scratchthinking: (That was a new one on me had to look it up.)

Ron, the answer is yes about the webbing.
Plam or as some would say plastic laminate or Formica ( a brand name, not a description) comes in sheets as small as 2'x8' up to 5' x 12'.
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