Cliff’s Notes Version:
- (base) 48 feet of 1/4 inch birch plywood
- (vertical boards) 35 – 3/8 inch deep clear pine boards, (36 inches tall, 3/8 inch thick, 3 inches wide)
- (top horizontal boards) 48 feet – 1×4 clear pine boards, (3/4 inch thick, 4 inches wide)
- lots of paintable white caulk
- nail gun with 2 inch and 1 1/2 inch nails
- semi-gloss trim paint
- foam roller
- touch-up paint
The corners do not have to be perfect (even if your wife is worried that they should be). Any gaps can very easily be concealed with caulk.
Notice the pretty little corner decorative pieces. How did he cut around these?
He made a template.
I suggested Ryan cut the boards inside. It was nasty outside and I didn’t want the boards to get wet. Very bad idea. Very very bad idea. I don’t know what got into me. Luckily, the rain cleared up and the saw went back outside.
I don’t really think it makes a big difference. Just personal preference. I like the way ours turned out, and I know that they are all equally-spaced. That’s good for a type-A person like me.
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