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Build a Panelled Accent Wall

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Build a Panelled Accent Wall

Get creative with moulding. Panelling placed at contrasting angles adds artistry to a wall. Paint the finished design a single colour and you'll prevent it from being too busy.

8 Steps

  1. MEASURE
  2. MARK WALL
  3. DRAW SQUARES ON BEADBOARD
  4. CUT AND SAND SQUARES
  5. ATTACH SQUARES TO WALL
  1. CUT FRAMING STRIPS
  2. CAULK
  3. PAINT
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MEASURE

Step 1

MEASURE

Measure wall width and height.

Make a scale diagram to help visualize the wall grid. Your grid will include 3-1/2"W vertical and horizontal strips to accommodate the pine frame around the squares of beadboard panelling. This frame will give you the size of the squares.

MARK WALL

Step 2

MARK WALL

Using a Stanley blue chalk line and a 4 oz. bottle of blue chalk, mark the grid on the wall.

DRAW SQUARES ON BEADBOARD

Step 3

DRAW SQUARES ON BEADBOARD

When you have determined the size of your squares, map them out diagonally on the 4' x 8' sheet of beadboard. Make a template out of a piece of panelling or heavy card the same size as the beadboard panel squares. Use this to trace the squares on the beadboard with a Johnson black professional lumber crayon.

CUT AND SAND SQUARES

Step 4

CUT AND SAND SQUARES

Cut out the squares with a jig saw. Be sure to clamp the panel so that it doesn't move while you cut.

Sand the rough edges.

ATTACH SQUARES TO WALL

Step 5

ATTACH SQUARES TO WALL

Attach squares to the wall with a bead of Lepage PL Premium 100% Polyurethane Construction Adhesive and pin-nail in the corners.

Be sure to follow the grid that you marked on the wall.

CUT FRAMING STRIPS

Step 6

CUT FRAMING STRIPS

Cut strips of 1x4 pine (3-1/2") to trim the wall panels. Cut long strips in one direction and butt short filler strips for the opposite direction. Pin-nail in place.

CAULK

Step 7

CAULK

Fill nail holes and caulk seams with Dap Window and Door Acrylic Latex Caulk.

Step 8

PAINT

Prime and paint your panelled wall in a colour of your choice.

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Project Details

Skill Level: Beginner

Time: 10 hours

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