The next project in the log cabin makeover is a new board covering for the vaulted ceiling upstairs. The original ceiling was poplar board shiplap installed underneath the hand-hewn girts. We hated to cover up the old logs so we chose to install the new ceiling underneath the sloped rafters. Tim stained 1440 lineal feet of 1 x 8 car siding and then followed with a dry-brushed coat of white-wash to make the ceiling look like it's been there a while. Next, we'll install a few strands of LED strip light on top of the logs to illuminate the ceiling.
The picture shows our contractor, Andy Ladd and his helper install one of the last few white-washed ceiling boards.