Wood How To: Wainscoting Panels

© R. Mark Sink
How to Install Wainscoting Panels - R. Mark Sink

There are many different styles for wainscot but you may need to find one that is workable for your situation. Your indoor wood paneling can be plywood or even MDF, (medium density fiberboard), depending on the application.

Here I hope to help you gain some wainscoting ideas that will work for you in a do-it-yourself project or through a local trim carpenter in your area.

© R. Mark Sink
Most people assume that wainscot must be solid panels. I find many customers who have preferred a better look for the main parts of the house. Solid vertical grooved paneling without drop panel effects or bolection moulding is more commonly used in bathrooms. You'll see this on elaborated doors.

Solid interior wall paneling is even sold locally in 4X8 sheets with chair rail and base to go with it. The baseboard is usually very thin to accommodate existing casing depths. (Table or circular saw required)

© R. Mark Sink
Wainscot Styles and Effects
Applied chair rail and panel moulding on existing drywall (Basic Application)

2. Applied rail & stile, chair rail, panel moulding, and baseboard on existing wall

3. Applied solid paneling either sheet paneling, vertical tongue and groove, or rail & stile with solid drop panels including baseboard. This can also be installed over existing drywall.

Now that you have an idea of what you can do, let's look at some samples and you'll be ready to start shopping for your woodwork.

© R. Mark Sink

After you have decided on your mouldings and design, you can use my Online EBook "How to Install Wainscot - Basic Application" available right here.

Instructions including:
  • Solve chair rail/casing reveal problem
  • Learn 3 different chair rail cuts
  • Secrets about outlets working in layout
  • Top Tip- see your work in advance
  • Best cutting techniques for corners
  • How to make bowed walls look straight
  • Top Tip- Panel mould tricks save time
  • Top Tip- Get a second hand with nails
  • Recommended tools for the job
  • Brick/concrete installation overview
  • Lots of Diagrams and Reference Photos
  • Table of contents links directly to each step
  • Plus a Free Mosaic Desk Drawing and Ideas

© R. Mark Sink
See it right now! "How to Install Wainscot - Basic Application"! You will be able to (do it yourself) and you'll be amazed at the difference you can make in your home.

I offer this plan for only $5.95 (worth much more), and you will be directed back from Paypal directly to the link where you can immediately learn the secrets of journeymen. Contact me if you have any problems.