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Thread: The WallPapering is done! Next... **Wainscoting**

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    The WallPapering is done! Next... **Wainscoting**

    I finished wallpapering our powder room...for the 2nd time, (1st one my wife didn't like, so...) and now I can get to work on the next project.

    First, though, I sanded the walls to remove the rough sandy texture in the powder room.


    I applied a backing paper to the wall to give a good base for the wallpaper, then drew alignment lines.


    Next measured and cut, taking care to match the repeat pattern.


    Then wetting the paper to activate the glue.


    Then "Booking" the wallpaper to let the glue set-up.


    First panel is up


    Then another.


    The wallpaper is done...!
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 03-29-2008 at 07:09 AM.

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    Now for the next project.....

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    Aren't you fixing up this house for selling!?!?

    And you're putting up wallpaper

    Why would you go to all that trouble for something that a buyer may very well hate?


    ( I, for one, loathe wallpaper. If you paint the room a colour I don't like... big deal, I can repaint. But if you slap up wallpaper, then you've just made my job 5 times worse. At minimum. )

    ps: but it looks like you did a fine job.

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    Art,

    Wallpaper in a powder room is popular here in the PNW. It adds to the value of the house, and goes well with the upgraded granite vanity top we put in. It had stripes when we moved in....

    Thanks for the compliment too!

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    Wallpapering small spaces is hard work, I really don't enjoy it much at all.

    Certainly looks like you did a fine job!
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    Looks like a great job, Greg. I'm in the same camp as Art...I don't like wallpaper, but if it'll sell your house for more money, then it's definitely worth the work.

    So...what's the new project?
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    Vaughn,

    Thanks!

    There's clues in the pic.....


    Hope to have progress and more pics tomorrow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Cook View Post
    Vaughn,

    Thanks!

    There's clues in the pic.....


    Hope to have progress and more pics tomorrow....
    Well, I didn't want to say wainscoting and spoil the surprise. Oh wait. Did I just say that?
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    Hi Greg ,
    Thanks for the walk thru during the progress. It is nice to see a sequence for how things go from point A to point "finished". Often the photos take second place to getting the job done and steps are not documented.
    Sometime a thread is like an airplane ride, This is the wood, (boarding the plane) and this is the finished project (the destination). While that is short and sweet and always interesting, sometimes it is nice to walk along with the project, see some dust, a bit of the process, a stack of parts, a mid project update, and so on. Thanks,
    Good job!
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    Vaughn guessed right...


    But this is a bit of a challenge for me...my first raised panels. Add to that, my rails will be 2...top and bottom, and my stiles will be many...and fit end wise into the rails... BassAkwards of a normal raised panel door. It has made my life challenging, trying to get the settings right for the cuts...finding out the boards I have are 11/16ths instead of 3/4. 1/16th makes a big difference when adjusting the router bits to make cope and stick cuts for the frame.

    I think I have it now...

    Attachment 18844

    Chair rail trial/test jigs.

    Attachment 18843


    Should make some good progress tomorrow.
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 09-13-2009 at 03:47 AM.

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