We are on a plank-a-pallooza and are all about a good wall of wooden planks. The best part? These Timeline Wood boards, which are available in the Home Depot, are prefabricated and cut into 5½ inches. x 48 inches. Plank. We have addressed a few board wall projects in our DIY resume and spent hours coloring and painting individual boards to get the same look as these AMAZING boards already look.
Aren’t they just perfection in the form of a board? We think so!
Wood Board Wall DIY
Talk about awesome and so easy to install. There are a few things you need to complete this DIY project.
Note that you can rent power tools at the Home Depot, including miter saw, nail gun and jigsaw.
We had this white wall in our shop behind the checkout area that needed some visual interest, and we knew we wanted an element that would add a fun design layer while creating a focal wall.
We started from below and went through the wall to pieces, with about half of the boards cut at the ends…then the remaining cut pieces were used to start the next rows.
We have to work from left to right and then from right to left to keep the boards level. We used a brad nailer to attach the boards to the wall, but if you don’t have one, some kind of glue could be used like liquid nails.
Also depending on your wall, starting from the top is also an option, then work your way down. We started from below, as our wall is tilted towards the ceiling and there were strange cuts to tackle. However, we recommend that you remove your skirting boards to install the boards, and then reattach them as soon as your wall is finished.
It is important to make sure that your boards are level when you move along remember that not all boards are exactly the same size, so you may need to adjust the spacing as you go. We used a tiered pattern and did not use spacers between the boards, we used cents on other wood plank projects for spacing when the boards were more evenly colored to improve the appearance of the boards.
Once you level your boards, simply nail them in place. This battery-powered nailer is the perfect tool to help with DIY projects!
This project progressed quite quickly, as the wall we took was not very large and there were not a ton of cuts. We used our sliding miter saw for end cuts.
As soon as we reached the last row of boards, we made some corner cuts with our jigsaw to complete the wall. When all the boards were in place, we fixed new skirting boards and sprained them at the top of the wall just to hide some imperfections— our building is super old and the ceiling line was less than straight.
We are so in love with the way it turned out. It really has the wall pop, and it’s the perfect finishing touch in our studio.
If you have ever approached a DIY project like this, but were hesitant to prepare the boards, this finished product has made it so easy. Go ahead, try it, you can thank us after!
Speaking of boards, have you noticed the beautiful floor? We installed this before we set up the wall of wooden boards. It is beautifully vinyl plank flooring. See how we installed the floor here. You will also see how we have set up our shop in this makeover.
Rebecca and Shannon are the creative duo behind Petite Party Studio— a blog where design, DIY and parties meet. These creative chicks live in Sunny Gilbert, Arizona, where they run a brick and mortar store selling the recent party decorations and GIFTS. If you are not frequent in your business, you can either find your kids chasing or dreaming of a project for your home or the next event.
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