advice needed on wood panel accent wall.

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Old 12-13-16, 07:25 PM
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advice needed on wood panel accent wall.

I am putting up an accent wall and I am deciding on either using 1x8 tounge and groove panels or standard 1x8 wood and securing them to the wall with a brad nailer.

Two questions:

1)any other suggestions for what wood to use? I would like to thinner than 1" if possible.

2) I plan on installing floating shelves to the wall. Should I put up 1x3 before the panels, or nail them straight to the studs? I want the ability to potentially take down the wall if I decide to change the room, but I need the shelves to be secure.

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Is your new wall going over studs or sheetrock? I would use 1x6 or 8 T&G planks, nailed through the tongue at an angle. I would not use plain dimension lumber as the cracks can expand and it will not look good. Attach your shelving to the planks and into the studs. Additional lumber shouldn't be needed.
 
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Its going over sheetrock. Why nail through the tounge?
 
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Because that's how you do it if you don't want a lot of exposed fasteners... at an angle through the tongue.
 
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Nailing through the tongue hides the nails.
 
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Since you want 1 x 8's I take it that beadboard is not an option?
Full height cape cod beadboard can look nice in some rooms and can be thin.
Even the thin material is tongue and groove and holds well against a wall.
 
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Be prepared, too if you are installing 3/4" T&G over sheetrock that all your receptacles and light switches, along with anything else on the wall such as sconces will need the boxes to be extended to the surface of the new wood. This will apply to all doors and windows as well. Jamb extensions will need to be applied and the trim reinstalled.
 
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Old 12-14-16, 05:58 AM
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Thanks Chandler, didn't take that into account. luckily its an end wall so there is no door jams, only one outlet, and base board. I planned on taking of the base board and re-applying it to the wood. My only concern is the carpet. I was going to trim back the carpet remove and replace the tack strip. What do you think? I will be replacing the carpet with hardwood in a year or so also.
 
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