I faced everything in solid cherry hardwood. The first few pics are the old boler with the 1970s hospital look. Not my cup of tea. BTW. Birch is an excellent cherry look alike you just have to stain it and it looks exactly like cherry but 1/8th the cost.
The cherry panel by the door is birch as well. Everything else is solid cherry.Weight. I would say 50 lbs.
Thanks for the tips. It wouldn't kill me to live in something that looked like that.
Another idea I'm kicking around incorporates the 1940s New England farmhouse look. Quaint and simple but not arts & craftsy. Again, thin wood with the illusion of depth. Wonder if I should cover the new insulation on the walls with vineer. But now we're talking $$$.
I'll take pictures of what I'm doing and post.
P.S. Is there a couch opposite your galley?