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How to Dress up a Drab Dining Room with Wood-Panel Wainscoting

If your dining room dulls your appetite, why not install handsome new wainscoting for a warm, beautiful setting? DIY Network shows you how.

Materials

  • construction adhesive
  • polyurethane
  • stain
  • wood putty
  • 1/4" oak plywood panels
  • 1x6 base molding
  • 1x2 chair rails
  • 1x4 framing
  • conditioner for stain

Tools

  • chop saw
  • sanding block
  • circular saw
  • finish nailer
  • framing square
  • jigsaw
  • marker
  • orbital sander
  • pry bar
  • tape measure
  • utility knife
  • 4' level
  • brad nailer
  • hand-held router
  • router and cabinetry bits

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