Monday, February 12, 2007

More sad beadboard tales

This past weekend, Tristan and I kept working our way thru the beadboard. We actually took a break from the pantry project and instead spent Saturday installing beadboard on the ceiling above the windowseat. It was just a small 30" x 60" sheet, but it still took us 3 1/2 hours. The walls are never square, so we're forever scribing and sanding to get a good fit. The easiest part, and therefore the most fun part was cutting out the two holes for the recessed cans. Sounds tricky, but we just used a caulk gun and squeezed adhesive all around the recessed can opening, then pressed the beadboard panel up into place and transferred the adhesive "cutting line" onto the panel.

Sunday, we went back to tackling the pantry. You'd think after two and a half weekends of installing sheet panelling, we'd have run into most of the pitfalls. Anyways, this time we had problems fitting the panel because it was a bit warped, plus the subfloor was a bit higher on this side, so the panel would not lay flat and we couldn't get a good read on whether the sides and corners were fitting. It took us 3 hours to finish one wall. Hey, that's an improvement over Saturday's results. Only one wall left to go. I'm thinking maybe, pretty please, we can finish the pantry next weekend?

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