Board and batten provides a geometrical, layered look to each inside and exterior partitions.
This siding and paneling type makes use of skinny strips of wooden — or battens — positioned over the seams of extensive boards.
You may mimic the look of board and batten on an accent wall with out putting in extensive wooden boards. Right here’s how:
For the battens, rip half-inch by 6-inch pine siding alongside its size to create battens which might be about 2¾-inch extensive.
Use the identical pine siding to border the highest and backside of the wall. Reduce the underside piece barely wider — at 3¼ inch — to match the peak of the present baseboards.
Use an oscillating noticed to chop the baseboards on the adjoining partitions again a half inch so the pine siding can slide in. Then, connect battens in every nook.
The remaining battens needs to be spaced on 16-inch facilities. Earlier than putting in them, mark these dimensions on the wall with a pencil to make certain the spacing works earlier than putting in them.
Since we are able to’t ensure we’ll hit studs with each batten, coat the again of every batten with development adhesive earlier than tacking them in place with 2-inch end nails.
As soon as all of the battens are in place, caulk the sides and apply two coats of paint to the wall.