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Topic by Wirks posted 09-10-2015 04:39 PM 7150 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Wirks

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09-10-2015 04:39 PM

Hi All,

I’m thinking about putting wainscoting in several rooms for a nice decorative look. I have several questions that I need your opinion & help on:

1) I like the picture frame style wainscoting, but there seems to be several kinds (recessed, paneling, not recessed (just rectangle trims on top of panels) ). Which type of picture frame style looks the best?

2) Would adding wainscoting on all the walls of a master bedroom be too “over the top”? It’s hard for me to visualize whether my bedroom would look nice with wainscoting all the way around and also not sure if it is worth the cost. My bedroom is high ceiling with a lot of bare wall.

3) How big should the picture frame rectangles be on the wainscot? Is there a general rule of thumb to follow?

Thank you for your suggestions!

-- www.wirkaround.com



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dbray45

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09-14-2015 05:40 PM

I would not do bedroom. Kitchen and dining room – especially dining room – yes. Staircase with a long solid wall, that might be a yes as well.

I am told that you should have an odd amount of panels on a wall, not even. The amount is the amount that looks good and scales to the wall(s) in question. They should be about the same size on all walls, so do the math, draw them up with pencil and see how they look.

Tape paper on the walls to see for your self, makes it easier to measure for the wood.

-- Love woodworking and fixing most anything

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