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Project by bluekingfisher posted 08-13-2014 07:44 PM 763 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometime ago SWMBO asked that is decorate the entrance and stair walls with some form of wainscotting and wood flooring Well, after several months I finally got around to completing it. The panelling was the most enjoyable, the painting of the panels walls ceilings, doors and other trim was the real pain. When just about she decided the newly painted walls made the old stair carpet look scruffy, so new stair capert was ordered. Anything for a quiet life!

Made entirely from 9mm MDF with the exception of the top rail which is laminated 18 & 12mm MDF with a bull nose cut with a router.

The many returns and condition of the walls was time consuming and challenging at times to install. I was determined to scribe the top rail to the walls therefore minimise the use of caulk or fillers.

The only issue I encountered is highlighted in photo 5. The rising top, or cap rail on the right would not meet the horizontal rail on the left

I spent more time than I wanted trying to figure out how to ensure the cap rails intersected too ensure a neat joint. What I should have done was, instead of the installing the top rail on a 35 degree incline I should made the return at the corner on the horizontal or same plane as the cap,rail on the left. I would only have needed to make the return 75mm or so. This would have made the joint between thie horizontal and the rising angle straightforward. What i idid however was to raise the height of the cap rail on the left by installing a 10mm MDF packer. You will notice an extra contour or profile beneath the left cap rail. The finial at the corner joint is my attempt at disguising the unattractive joint at the junction.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan





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#1 posted 08-13-2014 07:49 PM

Looks very nice. A happy wife makes for a happy day.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 08-13-2014 07:58 PM

Thanks Chris, and how right you are.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#3 posted 08-13-2014 08:04 PM

In the end, your efforts really paid off in a big way. It looks good Dave. Glad to see you actually put all those top shelf/ high end toys to use. Dusting them and keeping that high gloss shine on them was probably tougher when you actually used them I bet…ROFL. Hey just kidding buddy….super job.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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bluekingfisher

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#4 posted 08-13-2014 08:17 PM

Thanks Bubba, the woodworking was done a long time ago and very little (none) since.

I wish I had your life style, weeks off at a time from work lol

Thanks for the kind words.

Hope all is well out there.

D

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#5 posted 08-13-2014 09:19 PM

Oh my, you didn’t go there did you?? Lol one of us is pretty soon to pension out and be living off the government …pretty sure it ain’t me….lol
All is well here buddy….just probably not as well as it is there since “she who must be obeyed” project is finally finished. Oh wait, there was something about some hardwood flooring for the upstairs wasn’t there?? Guess the golf course is still a distant dream eh?
Stay safe Dubba

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 08-13-2014 09:24 PM

Nicely done! Should make the negotiation of your next tool purchase a lot easier!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 01:44 AM

Very, very nicely done, and it really looks great. Julie has to be very pleased, and rightly so.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 01:10 PM

Very nice! I really like the ornamentation you installed in the corner joint too!

-- www.woodshopmike.com, www.woodshopmikestudio.etsy.com

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bluekingfisher

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#9 posted 08-14-2014 02:44 PM

Thanks fellahs for the feedback, much appreciated.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#10 posted 08-14-2014 11:35 PM

Your workmanship is outstanding – Wow 5 stars on the attention to detail…
Now about the crick in my neck I got after looking carefully at your non-rotated photos, uh,, only one star!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#11 posted 08-15-2014 05:37 PM

Thanks exelec very nice of you to say so.

I trust the cricked neck hasn’t been causing you too many problems ;-(

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#12 posted 08-17-2014 09:16 AM

Looks like an awesome job from here!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 08-17-2014 11:38 AM

Super nice work David. Looks very awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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