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Blog series by Smitty_Cabinetshop updated 10-16-2014 04:55 AM 3 parts 11136 reads 41 comments total

Part 1: It's going in the Dining Room

10-01-2014 04:18 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 12 comments »

Posted a few pics of this dining room remake in other forums here on LJs, decided on a separate blog series to give others an idea or two on what’s possible. There are three other rooms in the house done up with wainscoting, but none of those are this specific style; for those I used T&G beadboard (labor intensive, lots of wood used) on one and 4’ panel’d sheets of beadboard on the other two. Went surfing on the TOH website and found a number of styles compared side-by-s...

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Part 2: When In Doubt, Go For the Duck

10-05-2014 03:33 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 8 comments »

Sitting duck, that is. It’s a pool-playing expression that’s been in the family for years. When the table is full of challenging shots that just don’t seem right, go for that ball sitting near the corner pocket that’s a sure thing. Then use that confidence to leave the que in a better position to take the rest of the table. And I used that same approach with this wainscoting project by asking myself, “What part of the activity is easiest / most straightforward?” and going from there. For me, ...

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Part 3: The Room Goes 'Final'

10-16-2014 04:55 AM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 21 comments »

I filled the gap at the top of the south wall with MDF scrap to get to the cap rail, then built up a moulding profile as best I could. Not the best work I’ve ever come up with, but I’ll shoulder the responsibility. Had to get it done and stop the analysis. The baseboard was needed as well, but I didn’t take pictures of that prep. Tonight it was installed, as last night was a night of cutting and fitting and painting. One design element my Dad noticed in the inspirati...

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