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  1. Building & Construction
    I have a large room (12'x32') in a house that has paneling that was installed sometime in the 1960's. It's the typical, thin plywood type of paneling. I've been going through the house and putting vertical, TIG, knotty pine boards on the walls, and sheetrocking the ceilings. In the...
  2. Interior Decorating
    Hello, pros and helpful people! I have a puzzle regarding use of "pictureframe" style prefab wainscoting. I'm planning to put some of the paneling in my little kitchen to spruce it up a bit, but there are some little areas of wall that are really small - approximately 14", some areas only 3" -...
  3. Electrical
    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone would have some advice. I am installing some decorative 3/16" hdf wainscoting paneling in one of my rooms. There are two electrical outlets I have to deal with on the wall. I see some sites advising to always use outlet extenders, but the smallest...
  4. Painting
    DIYing a room with strange, whitewashed wood paneling that has non-uniform grooves in it. I've plenty of experience with DIY painting with good prep and long-lasting results but I want to be 100% certain with this one since it's completely foreign to me, so I'm asking for advice on/critiques to...
  5. Insulation
    I have furring strips attached directly to the wall in my basement workshop. I'm planning on putting up paneling - I'm not exactly sure what yet and will investigate options. I would prefer not to put drywall under the paneling ... My question - is there any kind of insulation (like foam board)...
  6. Carpentry
    Any ideas on what SIZE of trim I should rip for the seams (corners were there are gaps and mistakes) on this? It's a mahogany (African Mahogany) paneled alcove. I bought two 12' long solid mahogany 2 x 4 lumber to rip to size for the seams. The WIDTH I know but how THICK should it be? 3/4"...
  7. Painting
    Hopefully this is the right forum for this; please let me know otherwise. We have a 1931 house with dark wood paneling above the fireplace (now a gas insert). We bought the house in 1992, and have never treated the wood in any way. And it looks like the previous owner may not have either. It...
  8. Interior Decorating
    Recently bought a house which now means freedom to do what I want to it.... Which brings me to the problem I discovered... I'm an idiot in this field. I would like to put in some paneling in my music room. The room is not very large, but designating one side with paneling and hanging my...
  9. Interior Decorating
    So we moved into this old mill house and the living room has 10 or 11 ft ceilings and is wood paneling... which I hate, but my boyfriend loves. It also has honey colored hardwood flooring throughout with the exception of about 3/4 of the living room being carpet. Is there a way i can kind of...
  10. Remodeling
    I found an abandoned trailer that has real maple paneling on the walls, in EXCELLENT condition! I would love to get this off in 1 piece but can't figure out how as it's been nailed in! Please, any suggestioins will be greatly appreiciated!! :( Willing to try any and all suggestions since I...
  11. Painting
    changing color of pecky cypress paneling My living room has pecky wood paneling going up to the vaulted ceiling. I am interested in changing the color from dated woodsy log cabin to rustic chic. The color is currently like http://floridacypress.com/About%20Cypress.htm and I would like it to...
  12. Drywall & Plaster
    I pulled off the paneling in my third bedroom and its plastered underneath, covered in glue and crumbling off in some places. i got most the glue off and planned to just skim coat the whole room with mud because the walls are pretty messed up now, but my friend said to prime first, then mud. he...
  13. Painting
    We have some real wood paneling in our living room that I would like to paint. I started to rip it down, but it was glued to the drywall. It was a disaster! Rather then replacing the drywall or laying additional drywall over the paneling I would just like to paint it. I have filled the...
  14. Painting
    My husband and I are trying to figure out what to do with our den walls. When we moved in it was partially paneled and partially wallpapered (i.e. 2 1/2 paneled walls, 1 1/2 wallpapered walls), an interesting design choice to say the least. Our first thought was to remove the wallpaper and...
  15. Remodeling
    Hello everyone- I am still planning out my dropped ceiling and how to lay it out. I came across some more questions... This is for my basement. First, I apologize because I may not know the proper words for some things.. Ok, in my basement there are two things that drop down further...
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