44 - Redwood Floor

Removable redwood floor for the Jeep... I never have fought with wood as much as with this jewel... Last week I planed it, cut the edges and taped it together... Next it was fiberglassed with epoxy resin on the backside... I moved it to a warm area in the shop and left it for a couple of days... Well the super dry air we have been having along with the heated shop made the 21" wide panel cup 1.5" to the unglassed side... Yikes...!!!... So I got it out of the heat and laid it exposed side of the wood up and put wet towels and tee shirts over the whole thing... Left it like that overnight... In the morning it was domed 2.5" to the other side... Yikes...!!!... I found a flat area to lay the panel to see if it would "normalize", and overnight it did, sort of... I belt sanded it for over an hour to get it flat, then used an orbital sander all the way to 120 grit... Finally a coat of epoxy was rolled onto the raw smooth wood... Later it will get a couple layers of fiberglass... The struggle continues...