.......................................... Strix the harbinger
...........................................guards OakWood's gate, ever asking,
.............. . ......................................"Whooo passes this night?"

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Growlery Ceiling

There are probably only half a dozen people that this will impact and two of them were there helping me put it up. Realistically, I was the helper. We got most of it done yesterday before we sat down for break and broke out the beer. Suddenly it was 7:00, there were a bunch of empty bottles and I reeked of cigar smoke. The only thing I had to do today was make a frame for the overhead lighting. Overall, it looks pretty good. At some point I have to make a decision on the finish, either to seal it or paint it white. It looks pretty good now, but pine will continue to darken. I'll probably look at it for a year or two and my path will be obvious.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

it's wonderful, but where's the moosehead?

mw

Silk Hope said...

Sweet.

gabriel said...

it is beautiful gunnar...

Mimbres Man said...

Very nice! I'd varnish it to keep the wood showing.

Gunnar Berg said...

@mw, It's actually not a head, it's just a weathered rack and skull which is mounted on the outside over the door.

Anonymous said...

Like

Gunnar Berg said...

That weathered rack shit was a total fabrication.

Tony T. said...

Spar urethane?

Gunnar Berg said...

I don't like the shiney look of spar. We have a simple sealer on our fancy-dancy pine kitchen ceiling, and after 15 years it is really getting a nice mellow feel. I probably won't be here in 15 years, but I hope the next male owner will have a warm retreat.

Tony T. said...

I've sealed tongue and groove wood (both pine and cedar) with paste wax. It looks really nice, has a nice satin finish, and is very durable. Also, it doesn't drip on your head as you apply it!

Gunnar Berg said...

:-)

Gunnar Berg said...

Tony, "drip in your face". Not to worry, I have a crew of workers who show up at random times and work for beer, liquor or cigars. (Which sometimes can get to be expensive labor.) Two of these gentlemen cannot comment here because they live rural enough that they do not have web access. Thanks anyway, John and Odean.

George A said...

Nice! You can probably guess what my vote will be: Keep that ceiling bright like the one in your kitchen. More paint would be sterile and monotonous.

reverend dick said...

What about a natural patina of cigar smoke, whiskey fumes and lies?

Gunnar Berg said...

That's what it will be for while. It should give it that seedy bar warm amber color.

Silk Hope said...

What the Rev said. Then seal it with Danish Watco oil. Then go back to drinking, cigars and story telling (lying).

Gunnar Berg said...

Actually that is what we have on our kitchen ceiling. Fast and easy.

reverend dick said...

All of the best lies are.

Gunnar Berg said...

Gonna let at least a year's worth of lies seep into the ceiling before I seal'em in.