WAINSCOTING Although installing a raised- panel wainscoting pattern can be quite a challenge for a DIY’er, using a repeating pattern of verti- cal boards makes the job much easier. Wall panels with vertical board patterns (i.e., bead-board) can be cut vertically to fit the room without disrupting the visual wain- scoting pattern, which makes them easy to fit into any size room. To install this style of wainscoting,
apply the wall panels over the lower portion of the wall using a combination of brad nails and con- struction adhesive, then cover the lower edge with baseboard and cap the upper edge with a chair rail or similar moulding.
TRICK THE EYE
WITH PAINT If you’re installing built-up crown in a room with a tall ceiling, you can use a strip of color-matched paint between two moulding pro-
files to give the illusion of a more elaborate moulding installation. Use the larger crown profile along the ceiling, paint a parallel stripe beneath it, then use a smaller pro- file as border moulding along the bottom.
SAVE YOUR MOULDING
TO SAVE TIME & MONEY On some projects (such as installing a new floor), you’ll be removing trim because it’s in your way, only to have to reinstall it
DO IT YOURSELF
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Panels with a repeating pattern of vertical boards can easily be cut to use as wainscoting. Use paint in your trim design to make your installation appear more elaborate.