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Old 06-23-2011, 06:44 AM   #1
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I am requesting assistance on a potential upcoming project around my home. I am including photos of my billiard/bar room which I built as an addition about 10 years ago. I copied the woodwork (all oak) from the Marie Calendar's Restaurant bar down the street from my house.

The problem now is the fact that it is now outdated, and my son recommends pulling the oak off the wall completely, and paint the crown molding white. I've somewhat compromised by possibly eliminating the oak on the wall down to about 42" and changing it into wainscoting with raised panels, which will then be painted white. What do you guys recommend?



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Old 06-23-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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That is a lot of wood for one room. I'm not really sure, but i dont like it when people paint wood trim.

So whatever you do, leave the wood, wood...



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I like the wood. It does look to be that golden oak color which has been over done everywhere but I would still leave the wood wood and leave it all there. I personally would either sand and stain the wood a different color or maybe even focus on the brick and maybe change that up and cover it with that nice stone veneer which will change the look of the hole room.

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I like it, I would take it a hunting lodge direction since you already have the wood.

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Thanks. Another plan I also want to accomplish is to remove that huge TV stand and mount the TV directly over the fireplace, which will modernize the room and eliminate some of the wood, but will make that one wall pure wood, which I am really concerned will make it too much.

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I'm probably way behind the times, but I still love lots of wood. The most important thing for me would be not to put anything in the way of shooting all the way around the pool table.

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Pool table? You must be referring to my clothes folding / tax preparing / project layout table? Hell, I haven't pulled the cover off in over a year!

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Mine started getting that way and I had to put my foot down. I told her that she had all the other rooms in the house and that one was mine. And I actually lived to tell about it. She must have felt sorry for me at that moment.

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Mine started getting that way and I had to put my foot down. I told her that she had all the other rooms in the house and that one was mine. And I actually lived to tell about it.
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Got it Right Here.



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