Create the look of custom panelling. Imply period elegance in your home with simple trims and moulding. Whether you love country-style beadboard or want to recreate a recessed-panel Victorian look, you can do it yourself.
- Cut and install chair rail and baseboard
- Measure panels
- Cut panel backs
- Cut panel moulding
- Glue and nail
Cut and install chair rail and baseboard
Using a level, mark a height on the wall between 32" and 36" from the floor. Measure and mitre cut chair rail moulding and install along the marked line with 2" brad nails. Measure and cut baseboard a deep baseboard looks attractive for this project. Install with 2" brad nails.
Measure and mark wall to determine the finished size of panels and spacing between each.
Cut panel moulding
Measure and mitre cut panel moulding to fit flush to the edge of each panel back.
Glue and nail
Using carpenter's glue and 3/4" brad nails, fix panel moulding to each panel back.
Using a carpenter's square, determine placement of each panel. Install with 2" brad nails driven through the moulding.
Sand chair rail, baseboard and panels lightly, fill nail holes and paint. Run a bead of caulking along any gaps between moulding, panels and wall.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
Time: 5 hours
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