Wainscoting around windows and doors.

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Old 02-27-18, 08:10 AM
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Wainscoting around windows and doors.

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I am remodeling my home office and want to add wainscot paneling to the walls. I am also trimming out the windows and doors. I tore out the drywall from about 3 ft off the floor to run more outlets, coaxial cable, speaker wire and RJ45 networking cable.

My question is do I install the wainscoating (wood panels) to the wall and add the window and door trim around that or trim the windows and doors first and cut the wainscoating around the casings and stool?

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Old 02-27-18, 08:49 AM
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Is the wainscoting the thin 1/4 thick material you use over drywall?
 
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Old 02-27-18, 10:17 AM
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You almost always want to trim the windows and doors first.

But we don't know how thick your window trim is going to be... or how thick your wainscoting is.
 
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Old 02-27-18, 09:13 PM
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If your wainscot is 1/4", cape cod bead board, I would install all door casing first.
For the windows I would install the bead board first, then the sill, apron and window casing last.
 
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I tore out the drywall

The few jobs that I have done were thin decorative material that was installed over the drywall, would be difficult to install without!
 
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Assuming the wainscotting is the same thickness as the drywall above you'd install the wainscotting first.
 
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Old 02-28-18, 11:24 AM
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Assuming the wainscoting is the same thickness as the drywall above you'd install the wainscoting first.

So I've never seen material that essentially would replace the drywall, how would it be installed without horizontal mounting?
 
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Old 02-28-18, 01:47 PM
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It depends on the style of wainscotting. I've painted several where they used 1/2" ply in place of the drywall with molding over the ply. Not all wainscotting is bead board.

My half bath has 3/8" plywood bead board instead of drywall. With the chair rail it's not even noticeable that it's an 1/8" thinner.
 
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