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How to Install Recessed-Panel Wainscoting (page 1 of 2)

Paneled wainscoting gives a sophisticated look to any room. Get easy step-by-step instructions to create it in your home.

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Materials

  • 1/4" oak plywood panels
  • 1x6 S4S oak boards
  • 1x4 S4S oak boards
  • 1x2 cap molding
  • base shoe molding
  • cove molding
  • wood shims
  • 2-1/2" (pneumatic) finishing nails
  • 1-1/4" (pneumatic) finishing nails
  • construction adhesive
  • wood glue
  • wood stain
  • satin polyurethane finish

Tools

  • miter saw
  • circular saw
  • electronic stud finder
  • pneumatic nailer
  • tape measure
  • carpenter's square
  • level
  • razor knife
  • pry bar
  • hammer
  • nail set
  • sandpaper
  • tack cloth
  • stain and finish brushes

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