Papa Pope is in town for two weeks and while I continue working on the kitchen cabinets he has been working on the wainscotting in the bathroom. For the wainscotting we used the original wall boards from the bathroom which I salvaged during demo. These are 11-foot long quarter-sawn Fir v-groove 3.5″ boards that went from Read More
Category Archives: Carpentry
Over the past 110 years the picture rails in our living room have been removed and reinstalled many times as new layers of wallpaper were added. The coped ends were pretty damaged, and while I did save all the original picture rails I decided that it’d be much easier to just replace them. Finding a similar moulding profile in quarter sawn Fir wasn’t difficult, but I was nervous about trying to match the original dark stain.
With tiling now complete I’ve shifted back into carpentry mode, which is a welcome change since it’s what I enjoy the most. Because I don’t have a heavy duty table saw I rely on my track saw to break down large sheet goods. To help make this a quick and efficient process I built Read More