Family room update

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Blog entry by bubbs posted 568 days ago 719 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We finally got around to finishing the family room off the kitchen with cherry paneling and beams. Here is the process.

The room was a typical finish with a fireplace and a small mantle. I started with building the fireplace surround.

I used 3/4” cherry for everything except the backing. That is 1/4 inch cherry ply. Gradually, things began to take shape.

Then it was up the wall. The ducks you see are paper cutouts of some intarsias I made that can be seen in the last photos of this series. The patterns are from Judy Gale Roberts.

Time to start the ceiling beams. This was a lot of exacting work, but it turned out great. First, I installed some supporting structure.!

Then, it was a matter of building out all the beams.

Finally, Time for the finish.

All in all, this was a great project. Challenging and very rewarding. Took about 3 weeks to complete, not including the intarsia. What a difference it made in the room!

-- Cats, beer and wood...perfect.

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#1 posted 568 days ago

Cats, beer, wood…..I agree…..........nice job….......

-- Brent Golden

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#2 posted 568 days ago

very,very nice. excellent workmanship.

the intarsia sets it off.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 568 days ago

Beautiful Reno. What allot of work! Nicely done.

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