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
More Shots over the next few months