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How to Add Wainscoting to Your Walls

Wainscoting is an inexpensive way to add a warm, elegant look to your decor, and can be done in a variety of colors and types to suit your specific style.

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Materials

  • 3 1/4" birch plywood
  • 1 3/4" birch plywood
  • chair rail molding
  • crown molding
  • paneling glue
  • caulk
  • 1x finish wood
  • paneling nails
  • base molding

Tools

  • miter box
  • power miter saw
  • pneumatic nailer
  • circular saw
  • tape measure
  • level
  • pry bar
  • stud finder
  • pencil
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • Phillips driver bit
  • utility knife
  • hammer
  • putty knife
  • clamps
  • safety goggles
  • caulk gun
  • jigsaw

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