Normally produced from sawed timber, planks are often greater than 1 1⁄2 in (38 mm) thick, and are generally wider than 2 1⁄2 in (64 mm). We had them minimize the plywood sheets into the 6 inch planks for us. Then we introduced dwelling the planks and cut them into different lengths using our mates chop noticed in order that they were staggered once we put them up on the wall. The essential factor to recollect right here is PAINT PREPARED plywood-this fashion the wooden is easy and there is no need to sand the face.
But as we had been hanging the planks, we started to fall in love with the feel and grains within the wooden. I used roughly 1/three paint to 2/3 water after which I dipped an old rag in it and commenced wiping the watered down paint onto the planks with the grain of the wood. This photograph shows the bottom half painted with a white wash end and the top is the wood nonetheless plain. The room is completely flooded with gentle all day lengthy, so I made a decision to go darkish and dramatic on the partitions and the floors. I didn’t set mine in but although as a result of I do not mind seeing the shadow of the nails within the planks.
So to start, just use a stage to hold your first plank up towards the ceiling after which stagger the next plank underneath and possibly cut it down a bit of too so not each plank is similar length. I used a couple of nickels to area out my planks before I nailed them in. Labored like a appeal to create a small, constant sized hole between the planks. To fill within the plant shelf area above the closets, I type of framed out the area with 1×2’s and just nailed in the planks on the frame. I simply brushed the paint on so I could get into the cracks between the planks simply. These planks could be put in proper over your subfloor with out nails, glue or staples.
This complete space will get reworked when we do the large kitchen renovation in a 12 months or two, so I’m superb with this temporary repair on both the walls and the flooring. Except for how superb the partitions have turned out (and hiding that weird plant shelf space with the planks was sensible!) what I actually might love the most is how the floor turned out! I have been considering rather a lot about walls like this ever since Remodlista did an incredible publish on shiplap. The Lime Wash offers the wooden a fairly chalky patina and alters the understain slightly.