Ash Veneer and Teakwood Companionway Stairs
This unit, built and varnished in-shop, is made up of three sections. The largest houses the boats bigger, new engine and still fits through the boat’s main hatch. The other two pieces fasten on using brass thumbscrews. The client wanted to have access panels on four sides to service the engine and also be able to remove the cover entirely away when an overhaul is needed in the future. He also specified two full inches of sound and heat insulating liner. The geometry to do all that was made easier by using trigonometry to arrive at a proper angle of descent, tread depth and come within the given floor space. For all it has to do, conceal a big engine, withstand 300lb/sqaure inch of dynamic load, shed water falling through the hatch, and be dismantleable,… I think it is a pretty piece of furniture to look at.