This project looked so good at the end I thought it was worth a post.
This was to be a formal dining room. We went with walnut stained a little darker (almost an ‘ebonized’ look). Even the vent panel was built of walnut.
I’m always looking out for a wainscot panel pattern a step better than simple rectangles. I like this pattern of a horizontal panel at the top with two verticals below.
We stepped out the wainscot at each corner of the room for better articulation / a richer look.
The ceiling was to be coffered as well. A central ‘box’ was made to support the three chandeliers and hide the wiring.
All the chairs were removed from the room and the dining table shifted in order to take the wide angle shot. We liked making this client happy but standing on a ladder all day, working on the ceiling is neck breaking work and coping inside miters on the walnut crown was laborious as well. The saving grace was that this client was willing to pay fairly for our services.
Russell Hudson / Hudson Cabinetmaking, Inc. / 10/1/2010