Dining Room Wainscoting Wrap Up

Posted by John on August 20th, 2012

Finally.  We’re done the dining room wainscoting project.  Yep.  All done.  Well, except for some minor paint touch ups and a little bit of caulking.  BUT, it’s on a 6″ section of doorway baseboard molding, so.. technically, it’s not really IN the dining room.  So, like I said.  We’re done.  High five. I don’t want […]

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Wainscoting Painted

Posted by John on August 13th, 2012

I was originally thinking about skipping all the posts on our dining room wainscoting until we were completely finished with it. Staged and all.  However, it may be another week until it’s all buttoned back up, so I think I’ll just get on with it and show everyone where we’re at. The last couple weeks […]

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Spraying the Primer on the Wainscoting

Posted by John on July 24th, 2012

I think this is going to be the last progress post I write on the wainscoting until we’re finished.  I’ll probably do one more post on how we replaced the window sill, but that will be it.  We’re that close. Over the weekend we were finally able to prime the panels.  Instead of brushing on […]

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Capping Our Wainscoting

Posted by John on July 19th, 2012

The long march towards a completed dining room wainscoting continues.  At this point, the only thing I have left to do is finish up some caulking and do some last minute sanding.  Then it’ll be PAINT time.  Right now the plan is to spray the first two coats of primer and then we’ll brush on […]

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Adding Trim to Wainscoting

Posted by John on July 8th, 2012

Back to life, back to reality (Thanks Soul II Soul).  After taking off five glorious days from work, it’s back to my day job.  Oh to be retired at 32.  Maybe if this blog thing works out I can retire early, like 70 instead of 72.  I know, I know, I’m getting ahead of myself. […]

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Installing the MDF Raised Panels

Posted by John on July 2nd, 2012

Major dining room progress this week!  It’s actually starting to look sorta close to done!  This past weekend I was able to start and mostly finish installing the MDF raised panels onto the walls.  I only have the two sections remaining under the window to wrap up and then I’ll be ready to finish up […]

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Routing in Progress

Posted by John on June 25th, 2012

What a weekend! Got a lot done in the past few days. I was able to finish up my router table (more on that later this week) and finally get cracking on the getting those center panels cut and routed. We were also able to squeeze in some much needed R&R. The first thing I […]

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How to Scribe

Posted by John on June 17th, 2012

Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day!  I sure did!  Lisa and I slept in until 730, which for parents of a 16 month old is NICE!  We caught an early mass at our local parish and then Lisa cooked me breakfast.  She made me eggs over easy with a side of scrapple. If you’ve […]

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Dining Room Status Update

Posted by John on June 8th, 2012

Thought it may be helpful to bring all of our readers up to speed on what we have left to do in our raised panel wainscoting project in our dining room. Just yesterday, I was able to get another small wall section installed. (via my instagram: john_ohfs) That leaves one more long wall section.  This […]

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Edge Trimming with a Router

Posted by John on June 5th, 2012

Here’s a great post on how NOT to do proper edge trimming with a router. So, I have three walls left after our latest post. Last night I decided to work on this little section… The general strategy I was thinking for these last few walls was to leave the panel section a little long […]

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