I’ve still not worked out how to make the standard three-piece pack paneling pieces look as though they really are continuous. To-date it’s probable that I’ll stick another piece of wood across the top and bottom splats.
The wood stain is a mix of Jacobean and Georgian to add some warmth. There’s going to be enough very dark furniture in the Long Gallery it’s hoped that this will help give a little contrast.
This section of outer wall is providing the seal/closing to the upper, upper room of the Great Hall extension. (See the top lean-to room in “Clockwise once around the block “ a couple of postings ago to help make more sense of that last sentence). It’s planned to hold portraits etc and has a plaster and beam outer face. The plan is that the remaining outer walls will hold windows of various sizes.