See The Golden Color Of The Cypress Come Out With The Walnut Oil?  You Can See The Two Different Types Of Cypress Grain In These Shots.

Salvagefaire gets an A-Door-able ceiling : Mega-door-ahh

Hopefully we will be getting Salvagefaire up and running in the next couple of months or less. Here are some shots of the progress on our truly state of the ART salvage market and town of Salvage, Texas. As yet unincorporated, it has a bright future ahead that will be followed around the world and draw visitors from everywhere who have a love for the pieces of the past, sustainable living, prepping for simpler lifestyles, and downsizing to fit into the new world ahead. Hope you like the pictures and consider joining me in forming this incredible market for a generation who believes that sustainable living is not only possible, it is the only choice we will have in the future.

Yes, a Mega-door-yay ceiling built from giant pocket doors that come from as far away as Buffalo, New York, Chicago, and St. Louis where they once occupied mansions.

After the salvaged and somewhat ugly doors go up onto the ceiling, I hand rubbed the Walnut Oil and a bit of Dark Pure Tung Oil to see how each would look on the light wood, but just used the Walnut Oil on the dark doors and Black Walnut beams. Even the damaged area looks much better on the beams with oil applied, even just the first coat. That is some work though reaching overhead with the rags the whole time to work the oil into the crevices. Better to do it in advance while standing above them, but I was glad to get the carpentry done when we did and we were not sure until the last minute, which were the final doors we would use. It is worth it to do it now.
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The Megadoorah Ceiling for Salvagefaire is a test run for a Tiny Texas House built totally using doors for the interior skins. This would cut the cost and speed up the building process for many people. Likewise for use in houses, doors are the best bang for the buck you can get. Here is a $20,000 ceiling if you had it made from scratch, maybe more with the Black Walnut, faux painted panels, and solid lumber antique pocket doors. Even the massive crown was salvaged and nearly the size we needed. Several types of wood, from Oak, Pine, Cypress, Black Walnut, and Butternut are mixed into the manifestation from imagination and a big collection of doors.

See the golden color of the Cypress come out with the Walnut oil?  You can see the two different types of Cypress grain in these shots.

See the golden color of the Cypress come out with the Walnut oil? You can see the two different types of Cypress grain in these shots.

See how colorless the Cypress is without any oil?  Same with the doors and beams, compared to when they have a thin coat of oil.

See how colorless the Cypress is without any oil? Same with the doors and beams, compared to when they have a thin coat of oil.

This is the before shot for the oil on the lighter colored doors.

This is the before shot for the oil on the lighter colored doors.

Look at the incredible difference just adding the Walnut Oil makes.

Look at the incredible difference just adding the Walnut Oil makes.

Here you can see how even the worst damage looks much better with oil.  (Don't know why the guys did not cut up the best of the four beams I brought)

Here you can see how even the worst damage looks much better with oil. (Don’t know why the guys did not cut up the best of the four beams I brought)

Using Salvage you can build such a ceiling for less than $10,000 in materials, if you paid retail for all of the doors, crown, and beams to build this ceiling with such classic woods. Labor was two or three days with two guys. What would it be from scratch to make that many raised panels from antique vintage flawless lumber? Several times that at least in labor and the cost of some of the lumber will amaze you at over $12 per square foot, the entire ceiling is nearly two inches thick so the cost for the wood would exceed $5,000 if you could find it, and before you milled it into the parts and put them together. Such skilled labor as this requires can not be found for under $25 an hour to make such doors, more for the faux painter of that quality as to do the panels on the interior doors to look like Black Walnut.

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Composition of 7 houses worth of parts so far.

Composition of 7 houses worth of parts so far.

Here you can see the back of the upright piano and a view of the room from another angle.

Here you can see the back of the upright piano and a view of the room from another angle.

Good view of the bigger picture of the whole ceiling from the kitchen side of the room where the server bar will be.

Good view of the bigger picture of the whole ceiling from the kitchen side of the room where the server bar will be.

Here is a corner shot with the lower wainscot that came from Buffalo, NY too.  The ceiling now has the crown around the beam and going on the top of the wall.  Makes a great difference.  Wait till we clean it up and oil it all.

Here is a corner shot with the lower wainscot that came from Buffalo, NY too. The ceiling now has the crown around the beam and going on the top of the wall. Makes a great difference. Wait till we clean it up and oil it all.

Here is an example of one of the doors that were put up on the ceiling.

Here is an example of one of the doors that were put up on the ceiling.

18' Long Black Walnut Box Beams are what we cut up to use for the center of the ceiling.

18′ Long Black Walnut Box Beams are what we cut up to use for the center of the ceiling.

Here you can see the Cypress doors around the perimeter of the 16' x 16' room.

Here you can see the Cypress doors around the perimeter of the 16′ x 16′ room.

Here you can see the insulation under the studio floor above.  These doors will also help deafen the sounds that reach into the room.

Here you can see the insulation under the studio floor above. These doors will also help deafen the sounds that reach into the room.

Another shot of the Stairwell up to the studio.

Another shot of the Stairwell up to the studio.

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The MC Escher tribute stairwell.

The MC Escher tribute stairwell.

Here are the beams put up before the crown mold is put up.

Here are the beams put up before the crown mold is put up.

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A view of Salvagefaire from the front, with a layer of corrugated over the original exterior siding.

A view of Salvagefaire from the front, with a layer of corrugated over the original exterior siding.

Door from the studio to what will be the sound stage on the back for concerts.  You can see the view that the groups will get and we should be able to seat 6,000 people for an event.  Wow.

Door from the studio to what will be the sound stage on the back for concerts. You can see the view that the groups will get and we should be able to seat 6,000 people for an event. Wow.

Back side of the interior of the studio.  Bed will not stay as we are not filming sleeping or playing of that sort.

Back side of the interior of the studio. Bed will not stay as we are not filming sleeping or playing of that sort.

Deep westerly view.

Deep westerly view.

To the deep Southern view.

To the deep Southern view.

To the Northerly view.

To the Northerly view.

To the West view.

To the West view.

Views from the decks that will surround Salvagefaire.  This is to the East.

Views from the decks that will surround Salvagefaire. This is to the East.

The studio is not for big groups but more for quieter recording, videos with white or green back ground for educational stuff and a few fun things too.

The studio is not for big groups but more for quieter recording, videos with white or green back ground for educational stuff and a few fun things too.

Giant and Heavy door to the sound and video studio where we will hopefully put together great stuff for our website and Youtube.

Giant and Heavy door to the sound and video studio where we will hopefully put together great stuff for our website and Youtube.

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Truly a great way to create the most incredible paneled ceilings out of woods you will seldom see in such form otherwise.
These doors are from 1 3/4″ thick to 2 1//4″ and run from 8’6″ tall to 9’6″ tall. Some weigh a good 100 lbs too, and the depth of the panels which are made from single slabs of wood, give it a great look.

The beams are Black Walnut and came from a mansion in Terrill Hills which is a gentrification neighborhood in San Antonio, Tx. where they tear down 1 million dollar houses to build 5-10 million dollar houses instead.

So much to put into stuff sitting in stock and just waiting for the right person and chance to be reformed into something incredible that will last for another century or two. This restaurant ceiling is part of an entire structure built inside of a storage building using 95% Pure Salvage Materials, and making it one of the most unique places on IH 10 to visit on the trip across country. Soon we will offer music venues for concerts, events like bike and car rallies, and much more with the market for all things organic, salvaged, crafted, and never freshly imported on its way to the land fill crap.