Friday, January 26, 2007

Capping the Wainscoting

This past week I have been wrestling with a twisted cap for the wainscoting. I think it added about 3 days to the entire project. Of course, these "days" consist of about 2-3 hours of work time. Last night I was finally able to make the attachment. I think I was able to straighten it out enough just by nailing on 3" centers and using a little muscle. I'm not sure if that is proper woodworkmanship. I'll let you be the judge:

Here's where the panel wainscoting project stands at this point. I still need to add the small corner moulding at the stiles, which will hopefully occur over the weekend.

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At 11:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

That really is looking great. Don't suppose you want to come do my office up here when I get to it, do you? That look is pretty much exactly what I want to achieve.

You'll like it here, we have lots of...cows.

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Joe said...

Chris- Thanks so much for the compliment. I've even surprised myself. Of course, I have a ways to go still.

You can do your office no problem. I think the trick is to have good tools and patience. I've heard having cows in the vincinity also helps.

At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

That looks really nice. You may have talked about this in a post I missed, but I've been curious: what wood(s) are you using and what are your plans for finishing it--stain, shellac, wax, etc?

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Looks good to me. nice work!

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Joe said...

Thank you. The wood I'm using for the baseboard, stiles, and other 3/4" thickness is vertical grain hemlock. The cap and corner mouldings (not installed yet) is style reproductions milled out from old timbers - most likely old growth douglas fir. The finish will be gloss white paint, to match the rest of the house.


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