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Adding Shiplap to the back hall!

THIS is where I left you
with Shiplap closing in the stair & back door wall.

*Walls had issues-
this was an easy repair!

Since then–

the former FRONT door replaced this door for more privacy and security, and the door casing was restored.

Brandon and I hung the new handrails we created from some more of the galvanized pipes, elbows, nubs, and flanges!

And I hung the 
wire hook rack & antique mirror his mother gave him!

the Back Hall/Entry

Brandon loves the whole Industrial vibe, so the galvanized pipes are used playfully in several ways.  The shelf brackets in the kitchen, for the handrails, and also in several light fixtures throughout the house!

But be warnedthe parts are NOT cheap!  We spent a good bit of time comparing the sizes of pipe and the galvanized vs black pipe just to keep the costs down to something reasonable!
*Plus- one store wanted $8 for a flange but another charged $4 for the same thing!  So the numerous parts needed came from numerous stores.  CRAZY.

the Galvanized Pipe handrails the Galvanized Pipe handrails

the Galvanized Pipe handrails

And here’s the fun turn
we created to wrap
the end of the wall!
There’s also a 2ft rail leading up into the kitchen.

Hmmm- maybe we need to wrap
the Shiplap around the corner too!

It’s totally him!

The steps will be dealt with in the basement renovations–
and hopefully we can get that awful textured paint off to expose the cool chimney brick!


the Galvanized Pipe handrails


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Those original upper cabinets–

yeah, it just felt too jammed in there, too tight, and made the kitchen feel really small.  Our goal was to open things up.

Brandon's KITCHEN

The design stayed “heavy” leading out of the corner to open ends.
A large cut out window to the left and open shelving to the right.

opening the kitchen with a large cut out window

opening up the kitchen-

Brandon’s aunt donated some aMAZing reclaimed Walnut boards to the project and we put them to great use in the kitchen! 

Walnut REclaimed boards for open shelving

The boards were just more than an inch thick, and the graining–
just awesome!

Walnut REclaimed boards for open shelving

There was absolutely NO NEED for anything more than
good sanding and WAX
to bring out the beauty of these boards!

Walnut REclaimed boards for open shelving

WoW did it take a LOT of sanding to get these boards smooth!
I had no access to a planer–which would’ve cut the sanding wAy down.
 focus was really just on the top and front edges-
I only sanded the bottoms enough to remove any chance of slivers.

Those shelves would be hung on-with-by galvanized pipe.

He wanted industrial!

The shelves–  9¼” deep, and the longest run 92″.
Only 1 board had the width, so I used it to create the 2 shorter shelves and the Waterfall returns -ends- for ALL 3 shelves.
The longest shelf had to be pieced together
 to create the needed width AND length, and explains the weird line you see in the above pic—again, could’ve been softened by running the joined length through a planer.
I used pocket screw joinery, and Oak plugs to conceal the screws.  The plugs had to be stained to blend in–don’t want it to look ugly when you look up!

Creating a WIDER - LONGER shelf

All the galvanized pipes/brackets are up-

SO~ we have to make an adjustment to the long shelf.
The pipe flanges bumped it UPward too high. . .awwww.
So that shelf will get lowered to rest on the window casing,
cleated to the cabinet on the left, and supported by 3 pipe brackets.


The top shelf is really only going to be for decoration or things used occasionally, but dropping it down will make it more realistically usable!
The Waterfall ends lock the shelves in and keep them from slipping off the brackets.

I’ll show you the broader view tomorrow!

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