Dining Room Wainscotting

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Project by rlamb007 posted 524 days ago 1293 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a project I did last summer in the Dining Room – Really easy to make with very few tools.
Hopefully, this will give others some ideas and help out.

Made with 1/4 MDF on the wall and 1/2 MDF for the panels and stiles. Use poplar molding for all the other pieces. Took about a week to complete (Vacation time :-) )

Here is a link to all the pictures during the building process. Photo Link

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#1 posted 524 days ago

this is really terrific! How did you apply 1) the 1/4 to the wall; and 2) the 1/2 inch and moldings to the 1/4?

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#2 posted 524 days ago

Nice! It turned out great. I’ve been meaning to do something like this at our place.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 524 days ago

great looking wainscottting. The room looks very nice.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 524 days ago

Thanks everyone. The photo link should show the process pretty well. However, use panel glue and finish nails to attached the 1/4 backing board on the wall..Then the stiles were put in with plain ole titebond and brads.
Trim attached with brad gun and glue.
Hope that helps.

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#5 posted 524 days ago

The room looks wonderful. You did a beautiful job.

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#6 posted 524 days ago

Really nice job and post…. Very inspiring…. I have the same project planned for this summer…. I have not seen it done the way you did and it gave me an example of a much better easier way than the way I thought it was done.
Thank you so much for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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#7 posted 524 days ago

Adds a lot of class to the room.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#8 posted 523 days ago

Results are stunning , but man I’m not a fan of MDF as by now you know why…BC

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#9 posted 523 days ago

Sharp looking wainscottting. It really adds some character to the room!

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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