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installing Wainscoting

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   MarcCh



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Posted December 29 2005 - 06:38 AM

Has anyone considered installing Wainscoting in their home theater?? Is it difficult to install?? thanks in advance Marc

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Chris Lanni

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Posted December 30 2005 - 02:37 AM

Hi Marc, Wainscoting is just paneling, and as such you can install it the same way. Adhesive and/or paneling nails. I do not have it in my home theater, but do have it in one of my hallways. It does look nice and does not have to be painted, of course you can paint it if the desire strikes. Gods Love chris

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Mark R O

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Posted August 24 2006 - 07:06 PM

Careful now! It starts with wainscoting or baseboard, next thing you know you are deep into crown moulding!
The main issue I stumbled over a few years ago on my first crown/trim project was angle of the cuts. Your miter saw may be perfectly set, the most care taken but when you put it on the wall, there is a 1/4 " gap between two pieces. AAAArgh. Finally learned that walls are almost never straight, corners never 90 degrees, floors and ceilings never parallel.
I urge you to go to Home Depot or such and pick up a tool called the True Angle. Looks like two rulers held with a thumbscrew at one end. It is a mandatory tool in my view for correct measurements. Be sure to get the associated book with conversion charts, step by step tasks and pictures. For more info check out www.compoundmiter.com Best of luck!
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   hgerman



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Posted April 27 2007 - 01:40 PM

Wainscoting would be a nice look for a home theater since it blends technology with tradition.

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