Paneling Installation Starts Up

Day #166

September 26, 2020 – Today I got the interior paneling installation started. It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally ready to close up some walls.

The window, electric rough in and insulation are complete at this living room wall, so it seems like a great place to start.

Paneling 01
Paneling installation in the living room.

We are using a panel made from 100% recycled wood. The manufacturer is MURdesign and it is their Shiplap/Orleans panel. We are installing the panels in a vertical direction even though shiplap is usually horizontal. My designer thinks it looks better vertical. What do you think?

Paneling 02

Paneling 03
MURdesign panels
Paneling 04
The paneling installation along the first wall is complete.

This floor in the living room is not level. It bows down near the center of this wall and as a result I have gaps at the bottom of the panels. You can see this in the photo above. Thankfully, the base trim will cover these nicely.

The plan is to continue around the living room moving to the right. The next wall is a fire resistant accent wall. It will have sound batt insulation, cement board and then ceramic tile. We are placing a new wood stove, along with a hearth pad in front of this wall. More details to follow.

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