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Project by bigjerpare posted 04-10-2010 03:17 AM 2174 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

did a little wanescoting for in the nursery

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada





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WoodSimplyMade

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#1 posted 04-10-2010 04:36 AM

What a great custom way to wanescote a room. I am trying to do some custom wanescoting for my dining roon wall, but don’t want to go with the typical tongue and grove planks. This is a great solution! Keep up the great work.

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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JonSnc1

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#2 posted 04-10-2010 04:41 AM

Very nice work. Been thinking of doing something similar in my dining room. Did you build each wall as one piece or attach it to the wall piece by piece?

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bigjerpare

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#3 posted 04-10-2010 05:16 AM

oh wow, thanks guys, always nice to get a compliment on something youve built yourself

i precut all the pieces, installed the level bottom rail (kick backer) first, then leveled and set the 20” verts at equal spaces, then installed the top rail after that, then installed the chairrail and trimmed out the boxes and nailed on the baseboard, very simple and efficient way of doing this type pf thing (for paint grade anyway, finished wood would be a little more involved but similar process,

anyway, thanks again

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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JonSnc1

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 02:39 AM

Cool, thanks for the followup info, I’ve been away from the computer for a couple days. Turned out great, I’m sure the baby will appreciate it, some day!

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bigjerpare

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#5 posted 04-13-2010 02:49 AM

yeah, she doesnt know whats goin on right now

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 04-13-2010 09:02 PM

I like the wainscot, and the valances as well!

-- Robb

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#7 posted 04-13-2010 09:05 PM

looks great why is it called wainscootting? what does that mean? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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bigjerpare

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 01:24 AM

i have no idea, but it looks neat

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 04-15-2010 07:35 AM

SCOTSMAN & Jeremy:

This all your Guys Fault. ;-} Having done a few dozen of these myself, I had always wondered what that word meant also.

So! I just spent the last hour trying to find out …LOL… Basically it NOW means any type of material applied to the lower portion of a wall, including Panelling for Decorative Purposes. Located below the Chair Rail and above the Baseboard.

Going back to the 15th or 16th Century it appears that the word itself comes from Middle English or Middle Dutch “waghenscot” that related to the type of wood used for “Carriage Wagons”. A “Wainright” is a person that builds or repairs wagons.

The oldest “Purpose” I could find was to protect the interior of homes that had very little if any protection from the penetration of exterior moisture. Also to protect the walls from damge from the inside from furniture etc. ergo: Chair Rail.

Also: the word itself leads to many different types of other words that basically mean VERY Complex and Detailed types of Interior wall treatments i.e. French Castles and English Manors that were made of Solid Oak, Gold Gilded, Highly Detailed Carving, Full Walls of it etc. etc. etc.

The only spellings I could find were “wainscoting” and “wainscotting” and it’s pronounced as in “Sco” tch. as in YUMMY! Not as in it’s Cold, better put on my “Coat”. Which I hear a Lot on the “Reno & Design” TV Shows. Along with “Ruf” when they mean “Roof” and “Facher” or “Facer” when they mean “Fascia” a French word, and ” Foyer” which they prounce the way it looks but is actually pronounced “Foi a” a French word that means “Grand Entrance, Lobby, etc. A Large Upstairs Hall is NOT a “Foyer”.

SCOTSMAN: I was dissapointed that I couldn’t find any reference to Scotland as we MIGHT share the same Heritage. (Mother: Gladys Corrine “Rattray”) The Town of Rattray , Isle of Rattray, Rattray Inlet and a few more.

Jeremy: Now you can print this out and read it to any of your clients that “Need To Know”. ..LOL…

Well Guys. Its been a BLAST!!

Rick

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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bigjerpare

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#10 posted 04-15-2010 01:37 PM

thanks for the info, the weirdest part for me though is that my wifes name is Corrine(same spelling as your mother there), and i had a landlady in aurora named Corinne(same pronounciation)....hows that for irony?!!

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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#11 posted 04-16-2010 12:39 AM

Yikes Jeremy that is a Coincidence! On top of that it’s not a very common name spelled the way it’ shown here. Corine and Corina are more common.

GEEZ! You did it again! Now I’m gonna have to see what I can find out about the origan of “Corrine”. ;-}

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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