Vintage Floor & Wall…….50’s

My Uncle Felix built the wall, floor and built in drawers in this downstairs bedroom in 1952. The walls and floor and attention to detail carried over into the ‘party room’ and a second kitchen area. He hung pictures that showed the Sierras, Mountain lakes, Western themes…all things that were appealing to the Wisconsin boy transplanted to the West in the 1930’s. Classy then, when I was a young lad. Still classy and durable today.

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13 Responses to “Vintage Floor & Wall…….50’s”

  1. August 13, 2014 at 14:29

    Stunning workmanship – your Uncle Felix is so talented. Wood has such a phenomenal grace to it. What floors me is that every piece comes from the air that we breathe, from the process that provides our oxygen! Bravo Mother Nature – we salute you!


    • August 13, 2014 at 14:35

      I so agree. Right now I have a stack of odds and ends of scrap lumber from a renovation project. The tradesmen left it all behind. I have culled out pieces I may have a use for. I have posted in Craigslist 5 times for free lumber and not one taker. Today a drop box arrived and it will go into the box and in some form of fashion be returned to the earth. But it seems wrong as my Uncle, my Dad, my father in law now loved wood. Something vital about it and I respect those that can work with it.

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  2. August 13, 2014 at 12:24

    A rich and classy look into past craftsmanship 🙂


  3. 4 David Pracht
    August 13, 2014 at 07:48

    52, year I was born, holding up rather well I’d say, the woodwork that is.


  4. August 13, 2014 at 07:24

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing. I just helped a friend build some window valances from some reclaimed knotty pine for her knotty pine 2nd floor.

    I even wrote a poem you might enjoy.



  5. August 12, 2014 at 21:07

    Beautiful detail and workmanship.


  6. August 12, 2014 at 18:56

    wood overload 🙂


    • August 12, 2014 at 19:10

      Yes but I have come to love it. Perhaps because my uncle constructed this and I have come to fall in love with the 40’s/50’s styles. My parent’s basement was bare concrete walls coated with anti-leaking stuff and then painted some off white color. The floor if not bare were painted a, what did my dad call it? ‘Battleship Grey’. So I like the richness of the wood.


  7. August 12, 2014 at 12:42

    I remember when my parents pulled up the carpet in our old house and discovered perfectly detailed parkay’d wood floors just like those in your post. Nice.


  8. August 12, 2014 at 10:53

    Gorgeous! You just don’t see much of that anymore!


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