Oh ya! Some dogs can learn to sit, stay and roll over. Maybe even poop outside! But interior design skills? YIP YUP! So here is the story, and I have Jimmy to back me up on this. As we were installing the insulation in the roof area of the new old office at the Railway, we had planned on layering Cedar planks on the ceiling to retain some of the character of the space. But several things bugged me, and well.
Bruiser could sense that. It’s that one eye… it has special mind bending powers. Anyway. As the ceiling insulation has been going in. And trust me. It takes a ton longer than one would think. Bruiser let me know he needed to go out. Sitting at the door. Here’s the deal on that. You get about 30 seconds now. So its dive for the door type stuff.
Out we went. We have a little circle around the boatyard he likes. Only this time he went straight for the wood stacks. Juniper, white oak, and some grey stuff yet to be figured out. These are raw cut planks in various widths, that need to be addressed. They are out in the yard and covered in old metal roof and wall panels. Some very old. One man’s trash.
And Bruiser kept going to them. I am thinking what in the hell does Bruiser want with the panels. Jesus Bruiser, just pee so we can go inside. We pee together BTW.. TMI? All the water is cut off. So no toilet. Just sayn… So anyway, Bruiser keeps messing with the roofing. And it hits me. WHAT THE HELL? That stuff is cool as hell, and flipped over would make an insane cool ceiling. And far far far lighter and cooler than the wood. AND it’s from the boat yard. The original roof panels from a gazillion years ago. All sorts of styles. Yet curated and now preserved. IT’S PERFECT!
Thats what you are seeing here. Old rusty and painted roof panels cleaned-ish up, and flipped over and the ceiling of the Railway office. DAMMMMMMM, Good boy, good boy.. Here’s a treat. Now, you need to go back home so if a panel falls it doesn’t cut you in half. YIKES, this stuff is scary to work with, upside down and in between old rafters. One could say.. IT’S TO DIE FOR!