Using a Mitreplan from the Mitre 10 Website Faye has chosen the timber & paint
she will use to construct the dado lining boards for this week.
The timber lining boards are Radiata Pine Regency Style tongue & groove & they
can be precut to size if necessary @ Mitre 10 to your measurements.
Your measurements will depend on a number of factors such as window height &
also ceiling height as to high could easily look out of proportion.
Firstly the preparation.
1) Remove all skirting and architraves that will be affected by the
positioning of the lining boards. This is best done by prizing off the skirt
etc with a wood chisel and a broad paint scraper type knife.
2) Replace the architrave around any doors adding a 12mm timber bead to the
back of the architrave to accommodate the thickness of the lining boards.
3) Using Selleys Liquid Nails fast grab apply a continuous bead of glue
horizontally and approx 300mm apart. Then place the in position with the
groove edge against the door architrave. Continue with all boards tapping
gently into place with a timber block to ensure they are completely home and
finish in a corner where you will probably need to cut the last board to
make it fit.
4) Fix the Dado moulding piece on to the top of the boards with glue and a
couple of nails to hold it in place. The Dado moulding we used was a
Victorian style with a 12mm rebate already cut into the back to cover the
top of the lining boards.
5) To finish off the wall or room replace the window architrave and
skirting boards and you now have a whole new look to brighten up any room or
Tip - It is easier to paint or stain the lining boards prior to fixing
especially if they are a different colour to the rest of your wall.