While work is commencing on the box modifications (cutting, grinding, welding, grinding some more, etc...) for sushiBOX, we're also working on finalizing colours for the interior and exterior and coordinating with the logo design. To help this process along, and to make some pretty visuals of what we are working towards, we put together this little rendered image. We'll be tweaking and updating as we come to more conclusions about colours and various other details, but for now it gives a good overview of the intent of the end product.
Current thinking for the box is an aluminum silver paint on the exterior, hot pink on the insides of the door flaps and the interior ceiling, and accents of bamboo plywood for cabinets.
The guys have also tackled removing the load doors from the container in order to fashioned them into the end flap that will be top hinged like the side flaps. We're trying to keep as much of the exterior "container-y" feel of the box, and to that end when closed the flaps should read pretty much like the end of any old container, complete with the standard closure bars and hardware.
The bulk of the major cutting and welding on the sushiBOX has been completed. We now have two operating tilt-up door flaps, a kitchen door (awaiting paint) and jambs and headers set for the swing doors into the customer end of the box. Next we tackle cutting the box doors off, welding them into a flap and re-hinging them to match the other tilt-up flaps!
The tilt-up flaps serve as cover for the customer area of the box. There will be pairs of swinging glass doors just beyond the tilt-up flaps, allowing entry from three sides depending on where sushiBOX sets up shop.
The tilt-up flaps are made up of the cut-outs from the corrugated siding framed with steel angle to make them more rigid. They are then put back into place and attached to the box frame with large custom steel hinges.
Work has begun in earnest on the three container modifications we will be working on this summer. That work started with the need to shuffle three 20' containers around in a fairly tight space, such that the boxes could be leveled, situated around the work-space so that they are accessible, as well as layed out to facilitate some future summer fun that we'll document when the time comes.
Good intentions notwithstanding, a day's worth of rain prior to forklift delivery created more problems than it solved...
The good folks at Briggs Equipment brought us a bigger and badder four-wheel drive vehicle, which we'd initially thought would be too big to maneuver around the yard, but with load straps, trucker chains, and good old four wheeled drive persuasion, we got things pretty close to the original idea, and were back on track...