A & C Living room make over #3: Wainscot

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Blog entry by Greg Salata posted 02-07-2008 03:19 PM 2867 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The project keeps growing Part 3 of A & C Living room make over series Part 4: Wainscot chapter 2 »

Next phase of the room is the wainscoting.
We chose an A&C style from books we had seen. This will include a plate rail as well.
We have also installed push button light switches.

Of course the outlets in the room had to be changed from white to brown also.

Back to the shop dimensioning lumber.

dimensioning lumber

After a test section was made up, it was set in place for final review.

A few more adjustments and finish and then it is back to the house again.

This is just leaning in place at this point.

Additional base has to still be made.

That white door is hideous!
Looks like I see another project on the horizon.

Now that the final version has been approved it is time to start making progress in the shop.
All walls are measured and cut lists made up.
All pieces are rough cut and numbered so I can find them as needed.

A little overzealous with the planer…..........

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 03:36 PM

Many red x’s, you might want to check the pics

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 03:43 PM

Hope that fixed it.

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 05:16 PM

oh my – how lovely!

you’re right, the door needs some pampering :)

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 05:31 PM

Cool. Now that is a load of sawdust!! keep the pics comming.

-- Hope Never fails

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 05:40 PM

Great job. I, for one, do not believe that you can put too much wood in a room. Wood gives a room such a warm feeling, besides its sheer beauty. The door does stick out. If this were my house it would have to go.

I am really enjoying this remodel. What are you going to do when this runs out?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 06:46 PM

I’ve done that with the dust collector before. What a mess!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 07:40 PM

Yes it did and the workmanship looks great.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 08:30 PM


That is awesome! Great Job!


-- Formerly known as John's Woodshop

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 10:12 PM

Very nice. Might be a good time to buy a hamster—lots of bedding.

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#10 posted 10-09-2009 04:04 AM

Man thats a lot of oak.

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