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the wall

Many year ago (like 20+ years), we did some remodeling where we had a wall constructed to divide the Dining room and Living room, which are at different elevations and were previously by a *hideous* banister.

The wall was cool back I the ’90 but was long overdue for an update.

Here’s a before shot.

Basically, I removed the upper part of the wall. Yes, the wall is load bearing, but the house was constructed with a beam to carry the load, so there’s no harm. We covered both sides of the wall with wood of different lengths and thicknesses. They come pre-finished with double-sided tape on the back, so you ‘simply’ stick them to the wall.

We purchased a reclaimed floor board from an old Thrashing barn from JC Woodworking, cleaned it up, sanded it a bit while preserving the character of the board, the sealed it with 6 coats of polyurethane. It came out pretty bitchin’.

7 thoughts on “the wall

  1. John says:

    The wall looks like a good job, nice wood. Now let’s hope you are right about the load bearing!

  2. TheChieftess says:

    Looks great!!! So “open concept”!

  3. A stunning remodel ! great job!

  4. Lady Fi says:

    Ooo – I love what you’ve done with the place!

  5. Amy says:

    wow much better! more open plan and modern.

  6. RuneE says:

    You can be proud of that!

  7. Felicia says:

    definitely love the wall of wood. its beautiful.