Installing Architectural Wooden Wall Panels
Wooden wall panels – Architectural wood panels add texture to bare, ordinary walls. There are many ways to use architectural wall panels. You can cover the walls and ceiling of a room with the material, which can be used as a focal point on a wall or have the option to install it as a partial wall covering and wood paneling. Install wooden panels and other architectural wooden boards combined with wood to give the room a finished look. If you have basic carpentry skills, you can install wall panels as architectural project-it-yourself.
Remove the baseboards and other trim wall if you are installing the wall panels in a finished room using a lever. Be careful when removing pieces of wood if you will reuse. Place one foot on the center of the wall, using a stud finder. Keep a plummet in the top center of the beam to create a vertical line on the entire wall. Measure the distance from the floor to the ceiling, or from the top of the line wooden wall panels. Measure and mark the location of electrical outlets and light switches before installing the panels.
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Check if the wall is vertical, or up and down, with a carpenter’s level. If not, attach furring strips 1 by 3 inches to the poles spaced 4 feet apart to create a flat surface with nails that penetrate the studs by at least 1 inch. Apply wood glue on the back of the casing part cut in a serpentine pattern. Push the wooden wall panels up against the wall. Measure and cut the molding to the motherboard, using a circular saw. Do the same if you are adding crown molding, corner molding or chair rails for coatings. Place the molding with nails.