My dining room has been used as a dining 5 times in the last 18 years. A few years back, my wife took it over as her little room. I’m good with that. The piano is in there along with an entertainment center and seating. I am almost 100% done with that room but something will always bug me. The doorway to the kitchen. It’s right behind the couch. I don’t want to see that doorway. I tried to fill it in (would have been pretty dang easy) but my wife said, “You never know when we might start using it again.” I love her but Grrr.
Now I want to disguise it and this morning I came up with a disguise I would like.
The wood will be staggered front and back. The dark slats across the images will sit further back while the lighter colors will sit up front. I don’t want to attach it to the wall but I want it to stand uprights and go floor to ceiling. I’m going to build 3 of these so we can space them evenly across the wall. I think one in the center would look odd while 3 across the wall will give a nice effect.
Now I would like your kind advice. I don’t want to attach it to the wall but I want it to stand uprights and go floor to ceiling. I was thinking of adding legs that reach away from the wall to keep them from falling forward. I was also thinking of attaching the legs to the structure at an angle. Perhaps, they will lean toward the wall by one degree. Will this work or do any of you see obvious flaws?
Since this project will suck up a bunch of wood, I was thinking of using a free source of lumber, shipping pallets. Is this too heavy.
Finally, I want to hang some artwork from everyone of the structures. I don’t know the best way to do that. Perhaps I can get some advice from you all on that. As usual, I come up with an idea and it may be months before I “luck” into the free materials to handle the job. Since this is a fresh idea, I still have supplies to collect and a methodology to devise.
Do you have any advice for me?
Thanks in advance,
-- Thanks for all the lessons!