Wood panelling for walls

Here's how to add wood panelling to walls to add a rustic atmosphere to any room in a home, but in this case a bedroom. Using PAR pine planks that you can buy at your local Builders Warehouse, you can create a rustic feature wall with wood stain and a cartridge or two of No More Nails adhesive.



Photographer Kirstin Eldridge and her partner took on the task to add a wood panel wall to the bedroom of their home.

Before staining the planks with various tints of wood stain, take the time to sand them super-smooth with 240-grit sandpaper. You can use a hammer and various items to add a distressed finish. PAR pine planks come in lengths of 1.8 or 2.4 metres and a selection of widths, so choose the size that works best for you.

You can use Woodoc gel stain in various tints to add colour, as we did with our weathered wood project. And this stain dries almost instantly, so no need to hang around and wait. Because you will be adding the panels indoors, it isn't necessary to add a smelly sealer to the wood.

You will need to cut the planks to fit around fittings such as plug outlets and light switches, etc., and also to get the staggered effect when laying the planks in rows on the wall. Use No More Nails adhesive and a cartridge gun to apply a thick bead to the back of each plank. The adhesive has a fair amount of tack and will hold the planks in place until the glue sets.

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