So I didn't mention before, but most of my tools are limited to the basic handy man tool kit and a mitre box that I borrowed from my landlord, and the drill the lady friend let me buy, because I said that it was for hanging up her drapes.
So, I got some more time to work on it tonight, and I got to put the skirt on it. However the mitre saw that I was using was not able to cut all the way through because the board was to long.
So I ended up having to saw by hand the last bit of it.
When I got to screwing in the boards, the measurements were off by just about 1/4-1/3 of an inch. I tried to put the gaps in the back and hope that no one would look back there.
Got wood putty?
Yes, that is a snow shovel with a flash light hanging from it, there are no lights out on the deck so that's what I came up with
I also bought a 3$ roll of weather stripping today, which I will put on the bottom of the wood where it touches the fridge so that I get a better seal, as well as some foil tape to tape the sides, and some styro foam for insulation. I am still trying to figure out a way to get the styro foam to attach to the wood. I know that some glues will actually melt the foam, so I think I may use a nail, but I will probably be doing it tomorrow after work, so if anyone has ideas, I'm all ears.
Also, anyone have an idea of how I could fill in the gaps without cutting a new board? I returned the saw after I cut it, and I really don't care enough about it to re-cut it. I am thinking i may go get caulk, and fill it in then get putty to put over it.