|Project by Karson||posted 04-02-2012 05:26 PM||1979 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I ran across these pictures 7 years after moving out of my NJ home. I have no idea where the rest of the pictures might be.
I made the wainscot out of MDF. These panels were cut with the angle for the stairs and at the top of the stairs it went down the wall on both sides. There was 2 closets, 4 bedrooms and a bath off of the hall. So a lot of cutting was done.
The wainscot had a stile on top and then a homemade bannister made out of Red Oak on the top. The oak was placed on top of all of the wainscoat to give it a finished edge and not the normal MDF edge. The wainscot was all painted white. The Oak was natural even though the rest of the oak trim was stained dark walnut.
It was placed on both sides of the stairs but was not installed in the downstairs foyer. There was really not enough wall to do it there. There would have been a lot of electric rewiring to move the bank of switches by the front door. They were in a place that would have been inappropriate for an intersection of wainscot joints.
I’ve looked and have not found any additional pictures, so you will have to take my word for it. But the house did sale without me having to place it on the market. The buyer just called me and wanted possession in 15 days. So we sold.
The raised panel cutters were a 3-wing cutter and were plenty dull after cutting all of that mdf. I got it sharpened and now use it for my Shaker Candle boxes. It was a Shaker Style Router Bit set on the stile and rails and on the MDF.
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