I mentioned the other day ripping plywood into boards for the walls, and I thought I’d show some examples of what other people have accomplished using this idea. The links will take you to their actual website to give proper credit. Check em out, as there are some great-looking floors!
A darker version at AllQuietOntheMidwesternFront
Finally, DIYDork with a complete how-to
I’m once again using the cheapest plywood I can find. The shop calls it “Utility” grade and it has a lot of flaws, which I think adds to the visual interest and a rustic feeling which echoes the exterior. The cost is less than $13 a sheet. I’m starting with the kitchen wall section in order to hang the upper cabinet there right away. I’ll need to paint it before hanging the cabinet, but even with unfinished roughness going on, I like how it’s progressing. Here’s what’s up so far:
Even though the skylight window is really dirty and still needs the sealant trimmed back, I thought I’d post a couple pictures of how it’s ending up. Here goes:
The weather stripping applied to the skylight base and the door itself do seem to be keeping the weather out as it should, especially with the addition of the hasps when pulled tight and locked down. There still hasn’t been a true rainstorm yet to test it, but it will come. Hold good thoughts for me, ok folks?
Due to an unexpected and much-appreciated donation from a follower here, I was able to go out yesterday and buy close to enough plywood to finish the interior. I’m about to go out and tackle that project today.
This house is taking shape. The boost to my morale and feelings of preparedness is amazing! The fear of being kicked out of my “safe place” is waning the more that gets done. Leo is continuing to keep me company while I work, even through noisy sawing, drilling, and the occasional curse. His latest hangout is on the bags of wool. You can’t tell from the picture, but he starting purring when he noticed me snapping pics. 🙂
One more thing. Knowing that people are cheering me on from all over the world is an amazing thing. It’s uplifting. I appreciate you all, and encourage you to also tackle something new and intimidating. It’s super empowering.
Be well o/