Dining Room Paneling

Dining Room Paneling

Selecting Your Paneling Before installation, make sure that all materials are acclimated to the temperature and humidity of the room in which they will be installed. Wood paneling typically requires at least 48 hours of acclimation, preferably with spacers in between panel layers to allow air to circulate. If you are going to paint the paneling, it is easier to do so before installation. Calculate the amount of paint you will need. Beaded paneling is available unfinished, primed, and finished. Step 1 Decide whether you will install paneling to cover the entire wall, the lower half, or to some point below the ceiling edge. Step 2 Determine the height of your installed paneling, and make level marks around the room with a pencil and level. Step 3 Measure the length of each wall to calculate the linear footage of the area to be covered. Step 4 Divide the total linear footage by the width of the panels and round up. This is the number of planks you’ll need. Good to KnowPaneling is typically sold in 32-in (wainscot) and 8-ft (full) lengths. For panel heights taller than 32-in, purchase full lengths and trim them. Step 5 Calculate the linear footage of chair rail trim and base moulding you will need for the installation.
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Dining Room Paneling

Prepare to Install Your Wall Panels Beaded plank or beadboard paneling is a traditional style that has returned with easy-to-install kits and components. The following instructions and accompanying video (available at Lowes.com/Videos) illustrate installation in a dining room using special baseboard and chair (top) rail mouldings.If you’re installing paneling and moulding without channels, you can use the following steps with one change: install the baseboard moulding after the paneling instead of before. Refer to the Materials and Tools list, making sure you have what you need before you begin your project. CautionYou’ll want to read the manufacturer’s instructions for all paneling materials and hardware you will install. If you have additional questions, a Lowe’s Associate can help. Good to KnowYou can install beaded plank and other paneling on uneven, cracked, or rough walls by first installing a framework of 1-in x 3-in or 1-in x 4-in kiln-dried furring strips. If the installation room is below ground level, first install a vapor barrier following manufacturer’s instructions.
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Dining Room Paneling

Install Paneling Step 1 Start installing the paneling at a corner. Hold a panel in place and verify that it is plumb (vertical) and level (horizontal), called dry-fitting. If needed, trim the first plank to fit. Step 2 To trim the board to height, measure up from the baseboard moulding, and account for the shoe (notched portion) on the baseboard and chair rail. Good to KnowIf you’re installing the baseboards after the paneling, measure up from the floor, leaving 1/8-in at the floor for expansion. Step 3 Transfer this measurement to the board and use a saw to make the cut. Step 4 Apply a bead of adhesive on the back of the plank and place it against the wall, inside the baseboard channel. Leave 1/8-in gap at the corners for expansion. You can use adhesive or nails to attach the planks to the wall; however, you must nail the first piece in place. Step 5 Verify that the plank is level and plumb, and adjust as needed. Step 6 If you’re using a hammer and nails, drill pilot holes through the planks. If you’re using a pneumatic nail gun, you don’t have to drill pilot holes. Check the nail gun and air compressor instructions for pressure settings. Step 7 Continue to add planks to the wall by locking the groove of each plank onto the tongue of the adjacent plank. Step 8 When a plank lines up with a stud, nail it to the stud, even if you’re using adhesive. Step 9 If needed, measure and cut for outlet openings. Turn off the power to the outlet and check that it’s off with a circuit tester. Use a piece of colored chalk or a pencil to mark around outlets. Then place the plank against the wall and tap it. The chalk will leave an outline where you need to cut with a handsaw or jigsaw. Cut about 1/2-in around the outlet for expansion and to help fit the outlet in place. Dry fit the plank in place. Remove the outlet with a screwdriver. Position the plank in place. Reattach the outlet, making sure the ears are positioned on top of the beaded plank panel. Step 10 Measure for the door and window openings using a tape measure. Step 11 Cut all openings in about 1/8-in to allow for expansion. Trim if needed. Step 12 You may have to cut the last panel to fit. Step 13 Use a nail set to countersink the finish nails slightly below the surface of the paneling.
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Dining Room Paneling

Install Beaded Plank Paneling Paneling can be used to decorate a master bath, family room, home office, dining room, or laundry room in your home. Learn how to install beaded plank and other types of decorative wall paneling.
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Dining Room Paneling

Beaded plank or beadboard paneling is a traditional style that has returned with easy-to-install kits and components. The following instructions and accompanying video (available at Lowes.com/Videos) illustrate installation in a dining room using special baseboard and chair (top) rail mouldings.If you’re installing paneling and moulding without channels, you can use the following steps with one change: install the baseboard moulding after the paneling instead of before. Refer to the Materials and Tools list, making sure you have what you need before you begin your project.
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Dining Room Paneling

1 Of 9 Add a Coat of PaintA popular method for covering up ugly wood paneling, painting it white quickly brightens up a space and gives the boards a cute cottage vibe. These bloggers even had success painting their paneled cabinets (and yes, taking some down, too).Get the tutorial at Vintage Refined » Courtesy of Vintage Refined 2 Of 9 Obscure it With ShelvingBuilt-in bookcases steal the focus, while stylish accessories turn the panels into a decorative backdrop. But if you really hate those lines, just stack books in front of ’em until not an inch shows through.See more at House of Turquoise » Courtesy of House of TurquoiseAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 3 Of 9 Lighten Up With ArtIf you want keep the wooden color for a rustic room, but don’t want the space to feel too dark or dated, use your accessories wisely: A small gallery wall and a large, show-stopping mirror gladly take the attention away from the deeply stained wood.See more at Carla Aston » Courtesy of Carla Aston 4 Of 9 Choose a Dark ColorHere, a deep navy paint is strategically placed on paneling the homeowners don’t want to stand out. Why? Because the white accessories, shelving, and appliances take the emphasis off the ridges, helping them almost disappear.See more at Home with Baxter » Courtesy of Home with BaxterAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 5 Of 9 Ditch It StrategicallyRemoving wood paneling is no easy task, so this homeowner decided to scrap the panels on the walls and simply paint over the ceiling, What’s left actually has adorable texture and life.Get the tutorial at Fixing it Fancy » Courtesy of Fixing it Fancy 6 Of 9 Conceal with CurtainsWhen you can’t beat it, just throw long drapes over it so you don’t have to look at it. Here, green, white, and blue cloth make this nursery feel soft and welcoming, instead of harsh and rigid.Get the tutorial at Project Nursery » Courtesy of Project NurseryAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 7 Of 9 Lighten With WhitewashingThis technique allows you to keep the woodgrain texture of walls, but not the deep color. Start by watering down your paint, then you’ll want to brush on, immediately wipe, and repeat until you get your desired color.Get the tutorial at Maison de Pax » Courtesy of Maison De Pax 8 Of 9 Choose Soft AccentsLong, flowing drapes and bright, white chairs give this paneled room a breezy, beachy feel. The best part? This fix doesn’t involve any messy paint, and adds light texture to a space.See more at The Lettered Cottage » Courtesy of The Lettered CottageAdvertisement – Continue Reading Below 9 Of 9 Use a StencilThis light pink wall features floral patterns (thanks to some serious stencil work) that help distract attention away from the panel’s lines. It kind of reminds us of a dollhouse, and might be the perfect solution for a little girl’s room.Get the tutorial at The DIY Showoff » Courtesy of The DIY Showoff
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Dining Room Paneling

Before installation, make sure that all materials are acclimated to the temperature and humidity of the room in which they will be installed. Wood paneling typically requires at least 48 hours of acclimation, preferably with spacers in between panel layers to allow air to circulate. If you are going to paint the paneling, it is easier to do so before installation. Calculate the amount of paint you will need. Beaded paneling is available unfinished, primed, and finished.
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Dining Room Paneling

Step 1 Start installing the paneling at a corner. Hold a panel in place and verify that it is plumb (vertical) and level (horizontal), called dry-fitting. If needed, trim the first plank to fit. Step 2 To trim the board to height, measure up from the baseboard moulding, and account for the shoe (notched portion) on the baseboard and chair rail. Good to KnowIf you’re installing the baseboards after the paneling, measure up from the floor, leaving 1/8-in at the floor for expansion. Step 3 Transfer this measurement to the board and use a saw to make the cut. Step 4 Apply a bead of adhesive on the back of the plank and place it against the wall, inside the baseboard channel. Leave 1/8-in gap at the corners for expansion. You can use adhesive or nails to attach the planks to the wall; however, you must nail the first piece in place. Step 5 Verify that the plank is level and plumb, and adjust as needed. Step 6 If you’re using a hammer and nails, drill pilot holes through the planks. If you’re using a pneumatic nail gun, you don’t have to drill pilot holes. Check the nail gun and air compressor instructions for pressure settings. Step 7 Continue to add planks to the wall by locking the groove of each plank onto the tongue of the adjacent plank. Step 8 When a plank lines up with a stud, nail it to the stud, even if you’re using adhesive. Step 9 If needed, measure and cut for outlet openings. Turn off the power to the outlet and check that it’s off with a circuit tester. Use a piece of colored chalk or a pencil to mark around outlets. Then place the plank against the wall and tap it. The chalk will leave an outline where you need to cut with a handsaw or jigsaw. Cut about 1/2-in around the outlet for expansion and to help fit the outlet in place. Dry fit the plank in place. Remove the outlet with a screwdriver. Position the plank in place. Reattach the outlet, making sure the ears are positioned on top of the beaded plank panel. Step 10 Measure for the door and window openings using a tape measure. Step 11 Cut all openings in about 1/8-in to allow for expansion. Trim if needed. Step 12 You may have to cut the last panel to fit. Step 13 Use a nail set to countersink the finish nails slightly below the surface of the paneling.

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