Just Say No to Crack
The problem with this is that the tongue-in-groove walls were never intended to be finished walls. This means there are all sorts of fugly gaps were boards, corners, et cetera come together. Who cares about a snaggle-toothed 3/4" gap if it's going to be covered with wallpaper?
Well, now that the wallpaper is gone, I do.
Here is the big old nasty crack in the main hall.
Here's my freakish old-man looking hand for perspective. Look at that thing. If we hadn't filled the bugger with spray-foam you could nearly slip your whole hand into this gateway to the poisonous spider, fat wall-mice underworld. Yuck.
What is so sad about this who project is just how lazy I am. It took me all of 15 minutes to get this trim up and in place. This was mainly because I'd cut the trim to fit last year. If you're looking for way to make a 20-30 minute project last 4-6 months, I am your man.
Fuck me, I don't know which is worse, working on the house or making myself work on the house.