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.
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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.
Using a Stanley blue chalk line and a 4 oz. bottle of blue chalk, mark the grid on the wall.
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
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
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
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.
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Skill Level: Beginner
Time: 10 hours
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