August 6, 2010MCM Home Improvement: Interior Plywood Paneling
By Sablemable aka Jan
Last winter I bought a book on Ebay called Home Owners’ Catalogs that has a load of manufacturers products from Pittsburgh Paints, Youngstown and Crane, just to mention a few. The book, published in 1952, was designed to aid owners building “custom” homes.
Interior paneling has been around for a while and although it’s been used in MCM homes, I have been a bit reluctant to use it outside of basements and sunrooms. Then I looked at the pictures in the section featuring Weldwood Plywood. Take a look and see if these don’t inspire you to panel!
I adore this gray color paneling in walnut and birch combinations!
For Colonial decor, paneling is used in the dining room.
Look at this basement! Love the red accents with the blonde paneling! Those are playing cards added to the paneling.
This kitchen takes 1st Prize with me!
Here’s another combination of paneling that I think looks fantastic.
I noticed that the panel colors were mainly the gray and blonde finishes, but, hey! That’s what was in vogue back in the early Fifties and I my personal preference is blonde or natural wood colors.
Weldwood is apparently out of business or was bought out by another company, but Georgia-Pacific has some nice paneling, real and manufactured which you can see at www.gp.com. Murphy Woods was another site found during a search and they have a beautiful selection of panels. Visit their site at www.murphyplywood.com. I’m certain Lowe’s and Home Depot has plenty of paneling, but not on their websites.
After reading up on interior paneling, I am considering using some in my kitchen. Do you currently have any interior paneling in your MCM home or are you thinking of adding it, readers?