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How to Install Custom Wainscoting in a Dining Room

Give the dining room a rich, classic look with customized wainscoting.

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  1. 1. Overview: Install Wainscoting (04:10)

    Here's a brief overview of how to install wainscot paneling.

  2. 2. Step 1: Plan the Layout (05:19)

    Here are tips on choosing materials and planning a layout for wainscoting.

  3. 3. Step 2: Install Plywood Panels (02:59)

    Amy Matthews shows how to hang the plywood panels for custom wainscoting.

  4. 4. Step 3: Install the Top Rail (01:10)

    Amy Matthews shows how to install the top rail of custom wainscoting.

  5. 5. Wainscoting a Stairwell (00:01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for Wainscoting a Stairwell.

  6. 6. First Floor Scramble (03:23)

    A couple races to remodel the entire first floor before their baby arrives.

  7. 7. Faux Wainscoting (00:01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics on installing and painting faux wainscoting.

  8. 9. Deco Redo (20:00)

    Matt mixes modern and classic elements to create a timeless, eclectic bath.

  9. 10. Master Bath Take Two (20:00)

    Matt gives this bathroom a serious upgrade and a steam shower for two!

  10. 11. How to Install Wainscoting on Walls

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  11. 12. How to Cut, Stain and Install Wainscoting Panels

    Give an ordinary dining room a rich, classic look by installing oak frame-and-panel wainscoting.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 13. Tongue-and-Groove Wainscoting (01:14)

    Dave big by recycling old tongue-and-groove flooring into wainscoting.

  13. 14. Step 5: Install the Baseboard (01:14)

    Here's how to install the remaining trim pieces for custom wainscoting.

  14. 15. DIY Wainscoting (01:42)

    Bob Vila shows Katie Couric an example of true wainscoting.

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