A simple project that adds POP to a room
Hi, I'm Maria. Today I will show you how to install a UFP-Edge weathered wood accent wall.
There are a few things you'll need before we get started:
- Paint with a roller
- Tape measure
- Stud finder
- Carpenter square
- Hammer and finish nails
- Construction adhesive
- Brad nailer
- Chop saw
- Safety glasses and a dust mask
Wood accent wall installation details
Start by determining how much material you need. Measure the height and width of your wall then multiply to get your square footage. Each box of weathered wood boards covers 10.3 square feet; to cover this wall, I need 11 boxes.
Wood naturally shrinks and swells with changes in temperature and humidity so buy your material a few days before you start your project and give the wood at least 48 hours to acclimate to the new
environment before installing it.
Begin by painting the wall a dark color that complements the wood. Black works best because it hides any gaps that may appear over time. Paint it a couple of days in advance so it's not sticky when you put up the accent wood.
Use a stud finder and a straight edge to mark stud locations. Determine the starting point and use a level to create a reference line. Even if you're starting at the floor, you should always use a reference line because floors and ceilings are not always level.
Since this is a permanent installation, I'll apply construction adhesive to each board before I nail it onto the wall. If you don't want this wall to be permanent, omit the adhesive.
Use the reference line to ensure a level placement, then drive finish nails through the board into the stud. Make sure your board ends meet on the center of a stud in order to fasten properly. Continue along the wall; the final board in the row will be cut to fit
Remember to stagger the seams as you go and continually check to make sure that the boards are level. When you get to the top, use your jigsaw or a table saw to create a custom fit.
As an option, you can trim out your wall by adding leftover boards. This adds a nice finishing touch.