As I mentioned a few days ago, I had started installing some of the antique light fixtures we recently purchased. The picture shows the first two that we’ve hung, the one over the stove and the one in the sitting area. After installing the junction box and redoing some sub-standard wiring, the second fixture is installed. I went on to the third fixture and it’s pretty much the same story. In cutting the hole for the first one we did find an old wallpaper sample though that was pretty neat. Something for the scrapbook. The construction of our house is very different from any other old house I’m used to but quite common up here since redwood was so plentiful. Rather than lathe and plaster like most old houses, the walls are covered in horizontally laid 1″x12″ redwood boards (real 1″ too!). The ceilings are the same. It’s a nice feature because not only does it provide sheer strength which is needed in this part of the country, but it also makes it very easy to hang things on the walls. Drive a nail anywhere and you hit wood. They then covered the walls with cheesecloth, and then the cheesecloth was covered with wallpaper. In most of the house the redwood has now been covered with sheetrock, but in the kitchen the ceiling was covered with 3/8\” plywood. When we cut through the plywood we found the paper sandwiched between the two layers of wood.