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Posted by Caleb on July 17th, 2000 05:18 PM

Hi all:

We're rennovating. In the living room, we removed the wood paneling from the walls, expecting to find drywall that we could patch and paint and be done with it all. Yeah, right.

We removed the paneling only to discover horizontal tongue-and-groove fir planks forming the sub-walls. Not drywall. So, now the questions:

1) remove the fir or leave it and put drywall atop?
2) if we remove the fir, what can we do with it? These are 4" strips, maybe 1/2" thick, up to 15' long (most 3-4 feet). Can a wood as soft as fir be used for flooring? I'd hate to take the time to carefully remove it without breaking just to take it to the dump.
3) What would Martha do at a time like this? I was think of building a chicken coop with it, but we have no chickens...
Thanks in advance for suggestions!

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