|Project by Gary||posted 08-28-2009 03:58 PM||5979 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Quite some months ago, I began remodelling our master bedroom.
The original trim was rough sawn red western cedar—quite a rustic look.
We decided we wanted something a little more formal so Judy picked out her colors and
I began milling black walnut to make custom window and door trim, base boards, a box beam
and picture rail molding.
I wasn’t familiar with picture rail molding so I found an image online from
House of Antique Hardware which I used as a starting point.
After months of sleeping in our living room, co-mingling this remodel with other small projects and
lots of business travel, it’s complete.
These photos were taken before we moved the bed back in.
It fits between the windows under the large painting of Black Creek, hiding those outlets.
The full set of photos showing more close-ups and details on making the box-beam are here
It was a lot of work and took too long but we’re glad we did it.
I should note—saying it’s complete is not quite correct. Now that the planned remodel is done, Judy
has decided she doesn’t like the look of the pillows on our bed and that I should build pillow storage trunks
to go under each window beside the bed.
Good thing I’ve got lots more black walnut.
-- Gary, Florida