Reclaimed Beadboard Wainscoting
I’m so excited to share the progress of the dining room with you! If you missed the demo and plan for this room you can check that out HERE! After demo was complete I added an additional moisture barrier using house wrap. Then it was time to install the reclaimed beadboard wainscoting!
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Why Reclaimed Beadboard
There are a few reasons why I chose to use reclaimed beadboard. The first one being because nothing beats the real deal! Beadboard pulled from a house that’s the same age as ours doesn’t look like modern beadboard if you know what you’re looking at. The quality is also different. This beadboard is hardwood. It also comes with some wear and tear that I love because it blends right in! Lol!
There’s nothing wrong with buying new, especially if you don’t have access to reclaimed materials. But since I met a local architectural salvage dealer who basically has everything we need, it seems like a waste not to. You also might be surprised that it’s more cost effective to buy reclaimed with ever rising lumber prices.
We’re also installing reclaimed pine wood floors throughout the main level of the house! You can read about that HERE!
Installing Reclaimed Beadboard
I cut all the beadboard down to just under 3′ tall ahead of time. To install the beadboard I nailed a 1/2 inch strip of wood to the studs at the top and bottom. This is where it would be attached and added additional support. I started in the corner with the tongue part of the plank tucked into the corner. Then I worked my way out from there fitting and nailing each piece in place.
Cutting Around the Outlets
Cutting around the outlets was much easier than I had anticipated. Ed says this is because I’m “getting good” lol! To do this I measured from the floor to where the outlet would be on the plank it landed on. Then I traced the outlet on the plank, but I also measured it just to double check. After cutting out the area I set the outlet in the hole and then wiggled the tongue into the next groove. Easy peasy!
Then I continued to work my way around the room.
You can watch me install in in this short video HERE too!
Reclaimed Beadboard Wainscoting
I’m so so happy with how it turned out! Now I can’t wait for everything to be painted! You can see the color I’ve chosen for the walls in the photo above! After that I’ll add the crown moulding, chair railing, and then the FLOORING!! Eeek! I cannot wait for that part and to be able to enjoy this room! So many good things are coming! Thank you for being here them!! Your support means more than you know!
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Wow, you should be so proud of yourself!! Great job! If only the actual work went as fast as your video of it!LOL. It’s going to be a wonderful room! Thanks for sharing.
Oh gosh I wish!! Lol!! Thank you so so much!! I’m excited to sit in there and enjoy it!