DIY – How to install a Beadboard

To successfully installed a beadboard, carefully follow this step by step DIY approach. Its installation is easy and it makes the wall look great.

Materials and Tools:

  • Saw
  • Nailer and nails
  • Drill
  • Wood glue
  • Crowbar
  • Baseboard molding
  • Router
  • Laser level
  • Wainscoting
  • Standard level

Steps:

  • Measure and draw a layout of the room to be covered.
  • Mark the measurements on the walls.
  • Purchase molding that will be enough for the measurements of the room.
  • Setting a laser level, measure from your desired height of the beadboard down to where it will fit. All these measurements should be based on the height of the wainscoting board.
  • To know where your chair rail will sit, mark the point on the wall.
  • Take off the old baseboard. In the case where you still want to use your old baseboard, using a utility knife, score the top of it. This separates the paint from the wall and prevents it from peeling off the baseboard.
  • To pull the baseboard off the wall, use a crowbar.
  • Cut the wainscoting to fill the room and cut the panels to 45 degrees where ever the panel meets a straight portion of the wall.
  • Using a wood glue apply glue to the back of each panel. On the backside of the baseboard, slide the wainscoting on it.
  • To make sure the wainscoting is placed straight and leveled, horizontally and vertically place the standard level against the first piece of work.
  • When it is well placed, nail wainscoting to the wall if necessary.
  • Continue with the other panels until the wainscoting is well placed.
  • Mark the wainscoting and cut out holes for any cable outlets, electrical outlets or phone jack.
  • Using a drill and jigsaw drill and cut the marked area.
  • Nails and glue to fasten the chair rail molding over the wainscoting.
  • Nail and glue base molding to the wall if you are installing one for the first time.
  • Make sure the baseboard has scarf joints to hide the seams of the baseboard.

 

3 ideas for remodeling your house

When it comes to remodeling your home, you think of beautiful and simple designs that with blend with your furniture. If you ever want to add a little spice to your home decor, there are some Ideas I recommend you try.

  1. Build an outdoor living space like a patio or pergola

Building an outdoor space does not only make your house beautiful, it also serves as a comfortable place to relax after a stressful day. There are several styles to choose from like building a patio fence to an out door pergolas with rocking chairs and a dinner table.

  1. A common DIY that can improve your home is to change your floor

There are different floor types like concrete staining, tiles, and carpets. Concrete staining involves using chemicals to achieve earth toned floors. They are the cheapest types of floor to install and the give your home a nice design.

  1. Change your kitchen

Changing your kitchen stainless sink to a porcelain sink that adds charm to the room. You could also change the countertops, backsplash, bin pulls which are made of copper to new vintage gray cabinets.