Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Building a light weight sky board
The original sky board had been made from the same 1/2 inch cabinet grade plywood as the module frame and deck. Building a new sky board from 1/4 inch plywood would take some weight out. I added a second layer of 1/4 inch plywood around the top and sides to strengthen it.
I also added a place to install a Digitrax UP5 panel and framed the spot with 3/4 inch wide strips of the same 1/4 inch plywood . The frame will help protect the panel in storage and transport. I did not use any nails on the sky board, just glued with Elmer's wood glue and clamped until it was set.