Learn how to install an easy DIY Board and Batten Wall!
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• Miter saw • Brad nailer • Level • Pry-bar and hammer • Lumber • Construction adhesive • Primer and paint • Paint roller and tray
Remove & replace the existing baseboard
Use a pry-bar and hammer to remove the baseboard. Install the new 1x4 baseboard along the bottom of the wall with a brad nailer and brad nails.
Attach the middle board to the wall
Use a level and mark up from the top of the baseboard on each side of the wall. Cut a board to size for the length of the wall and install it at those marks with brad nails into the wall studs.
Determine spacing & attach vertical boards to wall
Cut each board to size and then attach them to the wall using Liquid Nails and a brad nailer.
Add the top board to the board and batten wall
Cut your board to size and install it on top of the middle board with brad nails and construction adhesive to create a top ledge.
Fill nail holes, caulk, and paint
Fill nail holes with spackle, caulk all seams, and finish with paint!