Over the past couple days we have had more unsubscribe emails than ever before. I suppose its the readers not liking the great wall thing. Maybe it’s that I am not focusing on an actual boat. Maybe the Railway and puppy stories have just gone too far afield of the topic we claim to be about here? Or maybe it’s my bad spelling has caused to many aneurysms and unsubscribing for the emails is for health reasons. The widget that sends you emails has been acting wonky, so some days are missed and then one big clump comes in. HEY.. its free. So, you know what they say..
SO? back to the great wall design. For the record I had not decided what to do, until you all helped. The ideas are fantastic, and an example of how diverse and subjective it all can be. In the end, I have put up a lot of ideas and removed them, and yet one thing kept coming back. Plywood! And so here is my rationale behind the choice.
I would like to present my design choice for the Wall of tools.
First the situation.
The building was built over a century by the Butlers. It’s been re walled 2 times, Raised 1 ft and repaired and adapted for use over the 100 years. In other words, its been USED as a building, first as a blacksmith shop, and then workshop, then storage and last, as a bathroom and storage. The ceiling was drywalled in the 80’s and stuff placed in the attic. The roof, and front are original.
The look. The floor is plywood, sometime in the 60’s and the walls are plywood back of T1-11 On studs. Nailed with boat nails. The ceiling is raw wood, ceder, and pine.
SO, what to use on the walls and textures?
I chose a simple Pine Paneling, It picks up the grain and texture of the floor which will remain plywood, and be cleaned and coated. It also picks up the new old pine strips I made for the door wall and other walls to be completed. All pine! It will all be the same color and create a balance that represents and plays homage to the time that the space has lived. In other words, The space will show its age, and have design elements from 100 years of living, rather than making it one period of time.
The tool wall is now that pine paneling since I want there to be no lines to distract from the tools and parts as a canvas so to speak allowing the tools and parts to be the focal point and blend in.
OH GOD! Sorry, I went into another universe of my brain. The one that presents subjective ideas. I apologize. Please don’t leave. Believe it or not it all connects back to our boats. It’s just part of the universe they embody. To completely understand our passion, we need to know how, why, and when the boats lived and worked.
UGH, I miss countdowns and sausage days.