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give your walls a lift with this handsomepaneled pattern. you can transform plain walls into somethingspecial, just by adding moulding,... the best thing about a look like this? youcan tailor it to your space, taking into account the features of your room like windows, doorsor outlets. the pattern is a series of vertical elements, called stiles, and horizontal elements,called rails. in this application, the stiles and rails are cut from 3 â½ inch wide mdf,installed at a height of 52 inches, a width of 16 inches, with the rails evenly spaced.but you can completely customize the pattern by varying the size of the materials, varyingthe height of the pattern, the width of the pattern, even the number of rails. it's allup to you.
to install your pattern, start by measuringand marking the line for the base, the top of this lower rail should be 3" above theheight of the decorative base moulding you will be installing. check for level, theninstall the mdf board with adhesive and nails. directly below, add what is essentially afiller, or backer, for your final piece of decorative base moulding..you'll add the base moulding to the backer you've already applied. the base moulding relies on a miter cut for corners. now you can really start building out the pattern - installing the corner vertical boardsor stiles with adhesive and nails. next, measure and mark for the heights ofyour horizontal pieces.....rails....and then start building. add rails, and then a stile,rails, and a stile. you can see this will
go pretty quickly if you have all your piecespre-cut. once your basic pattern's complete, you'lladd some finishing touches to the look. up top, apply a piece of mdf as a backer thatyou can nail casing to. when you come to a corner, the casing will need a miter cut. a strip of base shoe completes the look.you can stop here, or if you want to add one final element, you can trim out the interiorof each panel with some bead moulding. to get the best fit, you should trim each pieceto length as you work. this technique is adaptable, affordable, andworks in lots of spaces, why wouldn't you give it a try?