A & C Living room make over #6: The final upper wainscot sections.

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Blog entry by Greg Salata posted 02-20-2008 10:16 PM 1222 reads 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: wainscot.........the saga continues Part 6 of A & C Living room make over series Part 7: Made and installed the last of the trim. »

I finally am finishing up the upper sections of the wainscot project.
These have added some interesting twists. Most of them resulting from working on a 125 year old house.

Here are more pictures following progress.
Building the panels in the shop.
This 12’ section is ready to have filler strips attached between the corbels.

Lots of plane work and fine tuning had to be done to make everything match up to the old house just right.
Various planes were the correct tools for the job.

Finishing before installation.
After staining, all wood gets a couple coats of shellac for an authentic finish.


The panels installed very well.
This corner took a bit of fine tuning but I am pleased with the outcome.

A couple more views.

The next phase will be to install filler strips and make the baseboards.
They will all have to be scribed to match the floor.

The base boards will be approx 5” tall with a 1/4” chamfer across the top edge.

I am trying to finish this up before we get too busy at work.

Stay tuned….........................

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#1 posted 02-20-2008 10:38 PM

NIce looking job! That’s a lot of work.

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

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#2 posted 02-20-2008 11:12 PM

Very nice and the color contrast is outstanding

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 02-21-2008 12:51 AM

This is a gorgeous remodel. I love a wainscoting addition. It really adds a lot of character to the house. This one is coming along nicely.

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

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#4 posted 02-21-2008 12:54 AM

Just beautiful. Keep ‘em coming. I especially like the paint color choices.

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL

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#5 posted 02-21-2008 02:48 PM

Great work and thanks for posting.

-- Hope Never fails

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#6 posted 02-21-2008 07:05 PM

Looks nice . Lot of painstaking work

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 04:00 AM

Lot of hand work!

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#8 posted 10-09-2009 05:11 AM

Nice work, I especially like the plane collection…Blkcherry

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