Stairway Paneling Project

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Project by FranBo posted 11-06-2012 02:50 AM 1756 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We decided to do a quick remodel of our front entry area. She did the painting, and I did the carpet removal and panel installation. The background of the panel is quarter inch oak plywood, and the strips are reclaimed antique pine from an old house down the road being torn down. The materials were very inexpensive of course. The old pine needs only a little bit of thinned down stain to get pretty dark, while the oak needed several applications. Final finish was danish oil. HUGE difference to the entry for tiny money. Biggest trick was securing the vertical pine strips, had to do some fancy footwork there. As usual, ALWAYS locate your studs before you start, and lay out all the strips to the best advantage, watching out for spacing AND ability to attach to a stud if possible. The pictures show progress from beginning to end. Those are my own sketches framed and hung above the panel. Old pine needs lots of work and attention to make it nice. There are nail holes, light spots where lumber overlapped lumber, defects, and other distractions. However, the underlying beauty, depth of color, and strength makes it all worth while.

-- Fran B, Residential Designer

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#1 posted 11-06-2012 12:07 PM

Nice job. Really adds to the area!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 11-07-2012 07:13 AM

Really nice job, you will never regret doing it year after year.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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