How to install a plank wall
Welcome to # 4 in the series of our fireplace makeover.
HOW TO INSTALL A PLANK WALL
This project is nearing completion and I couldn't be more excited!!!
My husband and I worked together on this part of the makeover. I sanded and painted the boards and he did the cutting and the installation.
BEFOREThe space above the mantel measures 7'.6" X 2'.5"
PREPPING THE BOARDS
We found these pine boards on the side of the road. Freebies! Gotta love that!!!
However the boards were not the correct size, they measured (1" X 6" X 8') darn a few inches too long and a little too wide. My husband cut each board to size with a table saw and a chop saw.
The wood had a ton of splinters and needed a good sanding.
After the boards were sanded, I painted the edges of each board.
Now they are ready to be installed!
Starting at the bottom, we placed the first board against the wall and placed a level on top to make sure it was straight. Then using a nail gun my husband nailed it in place. To achieve the look of shiplap we left a slight gap between each plank using nickles. We repeated this process all the way to the top of the wall.
After the planks were installed we used a piece of molding to fill in the gap at the top.
I was so excited to finally apply the first coat of paint. White Dove by Benjamin Moore.AFTER
I hope you will come back to see the full reveal! I can hardly wait for you to see it! If you would like to follow along from the beginning, click on the links below:
2. Sanding, Priming & The Chaos
3. PICKING THE PAINT COLOR