Judges Paneling in study

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Project by carpentrymonster posted 05-21-2010 06:47 PM 5159 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a restoration job I did last month in Bloomfield Hills, a northern suburb of Detroit. A poorly designed roof lead to a pretty severe ice dam, which I repaired back in march. The dam caused a leak into the study and ruined the hardwood floor, one entire wall of paneling, and a good portion of the vaulted ceiling.

After the abatement I installed a new floor, re-drywalled, re-paneled and refinished the wall. The raised paneling is constructed of 3/4” particle board, 1/4” oak ply, and oak panel molding. I had to mix 4 colors of stain to match the existing aged and faded panels, big pain! and matching molding is no picnic either, if you live in the western suburbs I recommend H.A. Smith Lumber on 8 mile, Dave Berg was real helpful.

I included a before pic for comparison.

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#1 posted 05-21-2010 06:51 PM

Big job it looks great

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-21-2010 07:10 PM

Unbelievable! That is a work of art right there.

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#3 posted 05-21-2010 07:13 PM

How did you get photos of my shop?

Looks terrific.

-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.

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#4 posted 05-21-2010 09:35 PM

That a great reno.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#5 posted 05-22-2010 03:20 AM


-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 05-22-2010 04:02 AM

Nice job, it looks great. You’re right, H.A. Smith is a blessing sometimes. If anyone else in this area hasn’t checked it out, they should stop by there soon.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#7 posted 05-22-2010 07:10 AM

Nice work. Nice job on the blending of the stain also.

-- Norman

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