I spent last weekend and this one starting the "Library" for my Chessington Plaza structure and thought I would give you a preview of the work so far. The room components are all in their "raw" stages right now as I like to prep many things before assembling them. Those of you who know my work are aware that I have used "illustration board" for interior walls for many years. It is the "drywall" of all my rooms. I prefer the double thick hot press variety and find it a great base for finishes, wallcoverings, and fabrics. My plan for the rooms of this converted structure is to use stripwoods like "studs" in the walls. I will be running wires for sconces, picture lights, and lamps in the space between my wall boards. To make this all work it is necessary to decide up front how the furnishings will be laid out. More about the electrics when I start to install the walls.
Last weekend was spent doing the "Herringbone" floor and applying strip woods to the walls to create the "Paneling" for the library. It took a day and a half just to make the floor. The picture below is of one of the walls with strip wood and base paint applied.