Our farm house is a definite fixer-upper. We tore down the awful drywalled ceiling in the living room our first week here, and ordered new tongue-and-groove bead board from Meade’s Do-It Center. It took a couple of weeks for my order to arrive, and after that, I had to sand it, use a very light stain, Minwax Natural #209, and then add two coats of Minwax fast drying polyurethane clear satin finish. The instructions for the stain specified a minimum of eight hours drying time before the finish, so that added two days.
Well, my wife, younger daughter and I started the installation around 1:00 PM today; click on any photo to enlarge:
This was not an easy installation, as the words plumb, level and square do not describe a single thing about the house. More pictures below the fold.