In-Law's Renovation #1: Work in Progress

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Blog entry by AnthonyRH posted 02-01-2016 04:07 AM 740 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So the in-laws approached me about converting my wife’s old bedroom into a retreat for her dad. They wanted to do cheap yellow pine paneling on the walls and ceiling, and maybe a simple bookshelf or two. The purpose of the renovation was to try and capture the essence of a Colorado log cabin, which is a place where he has always felt comfortable.

The room was carpeted, with hardwood underneath, and the walls were a blue-green color, with a unicorn wallpaper band around the top few inches. The ceiling had a few tiles left on it, but most were long since gone.

The in-laws did a large amount of the demo work themselves, as I’m pretty busy with my day job.

I talked them into changing their minds about cheap paneling, and was able to score a pretty good price on a bunch of western red cedar, in 12 foot lengths (which was perfect as the room is about 11×11. The red cedar is about 7/8” thick, and since I purchased it as 1×8s, I had to tongue and groove it all myself, as well as put a chamfer on each edge, a total of 78 boards were used on this room. I cut all of the tongue and groove with a dado set on the table saw, and put on the chamfer with the router table.

I did some design work on the computer, to try and figure out what they wanted.

A few views of demo and early wiring work

The ceiling going up

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#1 posted 02-01-2016 04:17 AM

Nice job.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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