It may look like a major project, but in truth putting salvaged wainscoting up on a plain, boring wall is pretty easy. I simply cleaned these old tongue-and-groove pine boards with Minwax® Wood Cabinet Cleaner, then protected them with satin Wipe-On Poly. After cutting them to length with a hand saw, I used a lightweight nail gun to attach them to the wall, then hid the ends (and the nail heads) with baseboard (bottom) and chair rail (top). If you can’t find any old boards, you can stain and finish new unfinished wainscoting available in home improvement stores.
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