After cleaning out my dust collector last weekend and being confined to a hotel room for much of this week, things have been quiet around here lately. Today, I was able to get back into my workshop and make some progress on my workshop wall surround. The goal with this phase of the project is to hide my hideous furnace and water heater from view. I am getting close.
The wall, made of four removable panels, is starting to look like it should. All that is left to do is add the base moldings and some sort of crown molding. Note the baseboard blocking at the bottom of the wall in the photo above; pretty ugly looking, but that is about to change.
The base moldings were pretty simple to add; the base is composed of two pieces of wood – a wide strip of birch plywood topped with a handsome pine base cap molding. The only tricky aspect of this step was getting a tight fit on the 22.5 degree corners.
There is a lot to all of this, but the woodworking is pretty straight forward. I am digging how the baseboard turned out. I’ll add a piece of shoe molding at the floor later.
Up next is work on the crown molding. This definitely will be interesting since the crown will have to fit around the pipes and such which interrupt the top of the wall. When the crown is finished, the first phase of this long project will be done.
See an overview of this project by clicking here.