Always a desenting voice....
Does anyone actually have as much wood in their house as we see in many boats? I find it claustriphobic and depressing in a seaway. Sure, I've seen houses with wainscoating, but not every room and the lighting
is better. I grew up in a house with wainscoating in several rooms, only to chair rail height, I never cared for it, and I helped my dad rip it out. The vast majority of houses, even well into 7 figures, have drywall and light colors through out.
Some like it because it looks warm and traditional. OK, personal preference. For some, dark colors and wood give them a feeling of quality, though why wood would be considered "better" than equal quality FRP work is beyond my understanding; it's heavier, maintanance intensive, and generally dark. Like my house, I prefer just a bit for accents, and I would like even less. I often finsh interior
wood with glass and polyurethane
, to make it disapear, because I dislike unnecasary woodgrain. Woodwork, even fancy work, is simply more practical for custom work. Good interior
FRP work is very difficult for the average DIY and I am mightily impressed when I see it. Good finish carpenter
skills are far more common.
The way I see it, FRP revolutionized boating
for most of us. Good.