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    Default Idea's for the inside?

    Trying to figure out what to do with the inside of the cabin. Want something differant then T&G and deffinatly no sheetrock, whats your idea's?

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    Question Particle/Waffer Board?

    I dont know what look your going for, but I have seen where folks have used particle/waffer board before, stained and sealed it, and it actually looks pretty dang neat! I think they used the t/grooved so all the edges matched up nicely. I had a buddy run that around the bottom of his shop also(stained/sealed), so he could wash vehicles in there in the winter and not damage his sheet rock, then he finished the upper walls with sheet rock. Also turned out neat! I have always favored t/groove myself, whether run verticle, or with an angled design on the inner roof/walls, but if it wasnt an option for me, I would say that I wouldn't hesitate to use the t/groove particle/waffer board method after seeing other folks results . Another favorite of mine is the half log siding. I have it throughout the inside of my house, and alot of folks comment on the accent/appeal it adds. Hope this sparks an idea! Good luck, and dont forget to post some pic's!
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    Could try, if you have the time, hand splitting boards with a froe from logs, just plane the edges that touch when installed so they fit tightly if needed. Would look good along with the logs...they're irregular, generally a bit tapered, and a bit rough on the surface compared to sawn boards...it is labor intensive splitting them all though.

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    [COLOR="Green"]You should be able to pick up some seconds cut slabs from local mills and use them as paneling. Thats what I am planning for my shed. I'll hang them vertically then lap with a space between them then lap with a narrow piecce. It should look pretty rustic...


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    I went with half log from the floor to the bottom of the windows and then went with angled T&G the rest of the way up. The bottom of my windows was about 42 inches above the floor and the T&G wood used was lighter for a contrast. I also used painted osb for a celing and striped it with the same wood I used for the T&G but in 2 inch strips.

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    Might not be far enough away from a T&G look but we hung beadboard panels. 4'x8' at Lowes for about $18-20 a sheet. We put a tung oil finish on it but you could easily paint it too. If you are interested you can swing by for a look sometime.
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    Wood (cedar) shingles make an interesting wall surface. The problem is that they get to looking dusty and kind of seem to stay that way as they are rough cut.

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    i used a black vapor barrier[seems to help blend the gaps] and put up rough cut 1x12 pine that i knocked down with a belt sander so it was somewhat smooth to the touch. i nailed it with hand drive square headed nails to give it a old rustic look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthRick View Post
    Might not be far enough away from a T&G look but we hung beadboard panels. 4'x8' at Lowes for about $18-20 a sheet. We put a tung oil finish on it but you could easily paint it too. If you are interested you can swing by for a look sometime.
    I seen it and it does look good, just wonder how it would look with a larger intirier? I might use that on the ceiling and do some thing differant with the walls. Just not sure yet.......


    Great idea's guys, keep em coming!

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