HOME IMPROVEMENT

Learn the basic maintenance and repair projects every homeowner needs to know.
The complete photo guide to home improvement you find on ehowdiy.com.
Also household solution simple and effective products are fun and economical. We think you will be happily surprised with the results, and much more...

 
All in one place for the first time, parents can find answers to the many questions that come up all through a childhood.

 

 
   
Back To Drywall And Paneling Projects

PAGE 1 OF 4

  1 2 3 4

Installing flat-panel wainscoting (Page 1)


 

You can choose from many different wood species when planning a flat panel wainscoting job. If you want a high-end clear or stained finish, pick the best plywood stock and chose hardwood lumber of the same species to go with it. But if you plan to paint, as we did here, you can opt for less expensive materials and still achieve a top-drawer result. We used 1/2-inch-thick birch plywood for the fiat panels and 1x4 and 1x6 poplar for the rails and stiles.

 

 

Step 1. Begin by installing the plywood panels on the wall. You are bound to confront some electrical boxes on this part of the job. Just carefully measure their position, and trace around a spare box (inset) to define the hole. Drill blade access holes at the corners; then cut out the waste with a saber saw.

 

Step 2. After the plywood is nailed to the wall, cut the top and bottom rails to size and clamp these two boards together. Lay out the position of the frame stiles on these rails, using a combination square. Also mark the location of the joining plates that are used to hold the frame parts together.

 

SAFETY TIP

Clamp a stile to the worktable before using the plate joiner to cut slots in the end-grain. End-grain cuts are particularly liable to kick back, and this technique keeps hands far from the spinning blade.

 

 

 

 

| HOME | ABOUT | CONTACT | NEWS | Home Improvement FAQ and Information Archive|

| Household Solutions | Home Decorating, Interior Design Articles |

 

DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

 

| CEILINGS | DRYWALL AND PANELING | FLOORING | GENERAL | LIGHTING | OUTDOOR |

| PAINTING AND DECORATING | PLUMBING | REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE | WIRING |

 

 

 
 

 

| Home | Partner Links | Privacy Policy | Site Map | DIY Projects Photo Gallery | 2017 ehowdiy.com. All Rights Reserved.

Thank you for visiting our site! This site is always updated.