|What, not everyone uses their sleeping porch|
as a wood shop at night in the sleet and rain?
The floor is done other than a final cleaning and sealing, and it's time to turn our attention back to the walls. Filling the corner blocks is a slow process because of how much material we need to add to make them square again, but we got a fair amount of the wainscot up. Although we couldn't use any of our salvage (our thin stuff is being hoarded for a third floor room), we bought some new stuff (gasp!) to protect the walls from errant laundry baskets. We were planning on using the beaded plywood, but when we did the math it was actually cheaper to use the pine panels. Very unexpected, and we're very happy about it - even though these will be painted I sleep better at night knowing they could conceivably be refinished in the future. They're surprisingly well milled (they're just the packs from the blue store) and we haven't had trouble with the tongues or grooves on any of them. We didn't buy the common beadboard pattern they carry because every pack they had was beat to hell, but this pattern is nice and somewhat different.
|I swear I don't buy Hitachi tools|
just because they're pretty.
|hey look, my nail gun matches |
matches my floor and my walls!
We don't own a router, and none of the local stores carry a rabbited chair rail type molding we like, so we're using a simple piece of lattice that the cap molding will sit on top of while overlapping the top of the paneling. I haven't done it this way before - but hopefully it will solve some problems.