Luckily my arm band doesn't itch until I take it off. But then not for long.
OK, arm is in better shape. Back in the saddle.
I was working on the battery box before I was interrupted.
After the glue sets do a test fit.
Now I need to create a bottom. Since this box won't be used to lift the batteries, it will just hold them after I lower them into place, I'll use the 11/32” plywood for the base.
Plenty of scrap left over from sheets I used to create the van floor.
I've laid the box on the scrap to draw an outline. I've included 2x4's laid on end in the outline since a 2x4 is 1-1/2" thick. I'll be adding a 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" square block to each end. I'll use these end blocks to anchor the box to the van floor.
I'll also be using 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" size blocks on the sofa-bed build. Why 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" size blocks? Because I have a bunch of 2x4 odds and ends laying around and each one can be ripped to two equal sized 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" blocks. A good way to use them up.
After cutting the base and doing a test fitting I noticed the long sides of the box is bowed. To counteract the bow I added a section of wood. This will be used just for the glueing phase.
Draw the outline of the box on the base then use that outline as a guide for painting on the wood glue.
Apply glue to the bottom edge of the box then clamp them both together.
Let dry overnight.