The photo above is the attic scuttle in the panty. When I first inspected the pantry, I thought that Kenny had forgotten to build in a scuttle. I was wrong. He did such a good job of building it in that it is invisible. Wow.
The white flecks on the wood are bits of canvas and wallpaper hanging onto tack heads. The wood was all salvaged from a house in Atkins, and we haven't finished cleaning it up yet. I think we are going to leave the wood in its natural state. No oil, stain, or sealer.
Here is one of our two tankless water heaters. Not real pretty to look at, but there it is. I lobbied for installing these in the crawl space, but I was overruled by the wife and Charlie. They were concerned that the exposed metal (pipes and fittings) would leave the heaters vulnerable to freezing.