In the last post, you saw the framing go up. Next the OSB went up:
And then tongue-and-groove pine planks. With the custom cabinets and shelves, the tongue-and-groove is a bit dressier than sheets of beadboard paneling. I can't afford to do a whole room in it, but just a fireplace is within the budget:
For a finishing touch, we chose 1x2s to cover the seams all the way around:
The mantel is much more chunky now! More layers of molding were added until we got the beefcake look that we wanted:
And here is where we are at now:
Next up, cabinet doors, finishing the TV built-in, pointing the grout and paint-a-rama.