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This is the same client (friends, actually) for whom we constructed 'An Exterior Door' / 'Castle's Exterior Door' (see old post).
Anyway, this stone house was built about 75 years ago and we believe the old tongue and groove pine is original. Nice old wood but it made the living room a bit gloomy and she wanted to brighten and 'clean up' the look. They wanted to keep the stone fireplace and redo everything else.

We designed low shelving for that wall, the wall to it's left and included a place for cord wood 'waiting it's turn' to heat the house. It was a bit pricey so we eliminated the shelves returning on the left wall and... got to work.


The paneling was removed to expose the studs, the walls sheet-rocked, the stonework re-chinked, floors sanded / urethaned and the walls painted before installing the bookshelves.

We installed all the finish woodwork including some wider molding for the windows (more 'old-world' look to work with the stone). All painted white for a nice contrast.

Rather than build the whole cabinet deeper, I elected to simply extend the floor of the cord wood opening. We protected it's interior by lining it (floor, walls, ceiling and back) with sheet metal. I'm interested to see how this will stand the test of time.

I usually like the look of very old wood but it's not quite so special when no matter where you look, you see nothing but walls of dark wood. I think this room is vastly improved... as they, all along, believed it would be.

(large gallery and vids on our site / check it out if you haven't already)

Russell Hudson / Hudson cabinetmaking, Inc.
 

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i like that alot
 

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Great job, really improves the outlook for the room. My only thought is I think I would have placed the wood closer to the fireplace - saves distance and possible mess when loading the fire up.

Nice job.
 

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Thanks, guys...
Warnock- wanted to keep the extended floor for that one opening in the corner where it's not intrudung into the room as much that way / doesn't mess with the floor area as much (if that makes any sense)
 

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Thanks, guys...
Warnock- wanted to keep the extended floor for that one opening in the corner where it's not intrudung into the room as much that way / doesn't mess with the floor area as much (if that makes any sense)
i gotcha
 

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Thanks, guys...
Warnock- wanted to keep the extended floor for that one opening in the corner where it's not intrudung into the room as much that way / doesn't mess with the floor area as much (if that makes any sense)
Okay, I can live with that. Nice job. And yeah, that makes sense. :yes:
 

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That looks real nice. I'm not being critical here, but just saying, that stack of fire wood is enough for my morning fire. But then our wood stove burns all day.

Seriously, that looks real nice. I hope you found a nice place for the old pine. I love to see wood recycled, if it can't be recycled I set it to a "rapid carbon release" (woodstove).
 
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