So, this weekend my guy made one of my latest visions a reality. He took on the task of building me a moveable barn board wall as a backdrop for my photos.
Last weekend we went on a bit of a country adventure to pick out which boards I wanted for the finished product. We laid out the pattern together (I wanted a say in the final design after all) and then I left him alone to work without my hovering, perfectionist eye.
He did an amazing job and it turned out exactly like I had pictured in my head!
He started by building a frame out of 2" x 4" studs. He spaced the studs more sparingly than you would for a structural wall at about 36" on centre. Next, he trimmed the boards down to the correct length and started to attach them to the frame with nails.
Some boards came up a little short, which was unavoidable. He made sure that all of the voids would occur a the ends of the wall and used scraps to fill them in.
On rows that were made up of two boards, the seams sometimes fell where there wasn't a stud. In order to hold the boards tight to each other without a stud to nail into was tricky. He solved this by using the 2" x 4" scraps to create a "bridge" between the two boards.
Once constructed, he lifted it into place, leaving it leaning against the wall on a bit of an angle to ensure that it wouldn't topple over on me or my pieces. We didn't affix it to the wall because I wanted to have the option of sliding it out of the way and having the white wall behind as another photo backdrop.
Ta da! Isn't it pretty?!
P.S. Yes, that is one of the Kijiji chairs I was trying to score last week. With a little ingenuity, they found their way to our house!