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Old 02-27-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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So we got a wood panel wall that we want to take down. Ideally we would like to keep the panels for future use. It looks like it's tongue and groove, and but may be possibly glued to drywall underneath? What is the best way to take down the panels to minimize damage?


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This is more like deconstruction


If it's glued, all I can say is good luck with that one.
Probably easier to just go over it.

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1960s--remove the trim at the top and bottom--

Figure out whether the tongue is on the right or left --

remove the panels from the tongue side--

They are just nailed into furring strips--a nail set will help--drive the nails right through the panel

if they don't pull out with the board.
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thank you mike. are you a GC or specialize in something?
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I do interior remodeling,specializing in bath rooms and trim.

Over the years,I've worked as a framer---cabinet maker--
plumber and electrician--

I get bored easily---so it's fun to learn new things---Mike---
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well damn i need to have you over then!
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This is more like deconstruction


by the way-are these panels worth something? can i sell it to a lumberyard?
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They are still sold at any lumber yard---used with nails and varnish--
-no real value except as patch material for other paneled areas in your home

Sorry--nice stuff but quite common--Car siding is the name--
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A whole lot more work then it's worth to try and save it. Knotty pine paneling went out in the 70's. It's so dark it's going to make the whole room look darker and uninviting.
Just my opion and all the customers that have paid me to remove it before.
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They are still sold at any lumber yard---used with nails and varnish--
-no real value except as patch material for other paneled areas in your home

Sorry--nice stuff but quite common--Car siding is the name--
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A whole lot more work then it's worth to try and save it. Knotty pine paneling went out in the 70's. It's so dark it's going to make the whole room look darker and uninviting.
Just my opion and all the customers that have paid me to remove it before.
thanks for the input gentlemen!
so whats an easy way to tear it out? i snapped one panel off and theres 6 nails to each panel, both nailed at the top, and at the bottom. ugh!
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Are you trying to save it ? If so--drive the nails right through the wood using a nail punch--

If the car siding will be thrown away--just use a flat bar and a hammer---
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This is more like deconstruction


Wood Panel Walls are not in demand now a days Dear.
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Are you trying to save it ? If so--drive the nails right through the wood using a nail punch--

If the car siding will be thrown away--just use a flat bar and a hammer---
yea we were thinking to save it. nail punch! thats the answer i was looking for
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Wood Panel Walls are not in demand now a days Dear.
that seems to be the case. oh well
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went to the other side of teh wall today to get some more done: this is what it looks like behind the siding. i tried taking out each panel as delicate as possible so as not to damage anything but each one was nailed at teh top plate, the middle stud running horizontal, and the bottom plate as well. it was VERY frustrating. is there an easier way? i tried hammering with a nail punch but that was pretty slow going with over 10nails for panel. i want to just sledgehammer it!



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