Nothing at all breaks up a uninteresting home and provides it dimension and
texture like an accent wall.
Setting up one does not acquire substantially time or cash — here’s an
straightforward task for inspiration!
- 6-inch utility knife
- Trim puller
- Mallet (Optional)
- Wooden siding
- Titebond Building Adhesive
1. Eliminate the Baseboard
We begin our accent wall by eliminating the baseboard so it can overlay the new materials we’re including.
Use a utility knife to score caulk on top of the baseboard. This, along with tapping on the baseboard with a mallet, will make it occur off a great deal much easier.
Then use a trim
puller to gently pry off the baseboard.
2. Lay Out the Grid
The product we’re using for the grid is half-inch-thick by 6-inch-vast
wood siding, which
we’re ripping down to 3-and-a-quarter inches extensive.
If you do not have the required gear, you can request the home
center rip the boards.
Just before we begin attaching it, we lay out correctly plumb
vertical strains, spaced evenly throughout the wall to tutorial the set up.
Future, we lay out the horizontal traces. Your spacing will
depend on the measurement of the wall and the grid dimension you want.
3. Put in Major and Bottom Siding
At the base of the wall, we put in a comprehensive piece of siding, so that it extends three-and-a-quarter inches higher than the previous baseboard height. We use Titebond Significant-Responsibility Construction Adhesive and nails due to the fact all of our boards won’t land on studs.
At the prime of the wall, we install a further whole piece of wooden siding, and we go away a 3-and-quarter-inch reveal for the crown molding that arrives up coming.
4. Set up Vertical and Horizontal Pieces
Now we can reduce and put in the vertical items among the prime
and bottom boards. Building
adhesive is vital below due to the fact some of these boards will only be
nailed to framing at the best and base of the wall.
When we begin introducing horizontal parts, we’re cautious to
measure every single space exactly simply because there will be slight variants in these
As each and every horizontal piece is put in, test each the level and
the alignment with the adjacent horizontals.
5. Finish it Off!
When the grid is full, you can prime the wooden, caulk all the edges and
implement the complete paint to wrap up the challenge.
video above to see the overall method!