10 Gorgeous Wainscoting Projects that You Want in Your House

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Board and Batten

This is a flat panel that has center panels and doesn’t have any beveled edges.  It has very hard corners and is sharp and precise.  It usually has a chair rail at the top, and narrow boards that go vertically between the chair rail and the baseboard.  This is usually found in a more craftsman type of home.  I love love love this.  I have also seen people do “faux” board and batten and instead of putting wood on the wall all across, they just do the chair rail and the vertical rails and paint the wall in between white so it looks as though it is a piece of wood, but it is the wall.  It gives a great illusion, with less cost and work.  The only problem with this, is for people who have textured walls (such as myself) then it wouldn’t look natural. So you would have to do the real deal.  Bummer.  This is my personal favorite and the style I have picked for my office and dining room!

Board and batten

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3 comments for “10 Gorgeous Wainscoting Projects that You Want in Your House

  1. Mary
    February 14, 2013 at

    I think they are both gorgeous but the second one is more timeless. The board and batten look is easier to do from what I have seen.

    • Karen
      March 3, 2013 at

      Board and batten… we made our batten a bit thinner than in the picture and capped it with a simple ledge. I use the ledge to display my collection of cobalt blue bottles.

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