Daves Workshop #20: Prepping pine bead board wainscotting.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 11-07-2017 04:35 PM 1610 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 19: Home repairs keeping me from woodworking! Part 20 of Daves Workshop series Part 21: Installing the pine bead board wainscotting. »

For my bathroom remodel, we are prepping pine bead board wainscotting to be painted bright white.

I set up a makeshift production stop using pretty much any old scrap I could cobble together in the shop and went to town at it.

Take a look at the video and let me know what you think!

And again, sorry about using external links, but the embed code from Youtube doesn’t seem to work here, and the embed generator previously shown here that I have used in the past relies on Adobe Flash that is not supported on modern mobile OSes, and is a huge security problem, so I will not be using it any more.

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#1 posted 11-08-2017 02:35 PM

Spam or phishing in the above post.

i think you said someone thought bead board was dated. We had bead board installed in a bathroom/laundry here in La Conner just last year. During the remodel of the kitchen we combined the laundry and guest half bath. By doing that, we could capture some space for the kitchen to install a built in fridge and more cabinets. it actually made the laundry space and the bathroom space larger as well just due to the efficiencies of combining them and eliminating swinging doors. A sliding pocket door closes the space.

The door to the bathroom/laundry opens onto a short hallway between the living room and kitchen. it is a well traveled space, and of course, is seen frequently. There was kind of an unfinished look about it. So Sherie came up with the bead board idea, and the decorator agreed. So we have white bead board in that space, giving it a much more classy and finished look.

You are right to stick to your own ideas. Bead board is still a valid choice and remains part of a decorators armamentarium.

We actually used MDF, but the space does not have a shower or bathtub, so the risk of water exposure is low. I think if this was a full bath, pine would have been a better choice. The space has modern plumbing, all replaced during the remodel.

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 10:30 PM

My sister in law is a Real Estate broker, she’s actually quite good at her job. But yeah, she’s the one saying bead board / wainscotting is dated. I think she forgets sometimes that this house was built in 1984.

The idea is we want to salvage the upper part of the wallpaper that wasn’t damaged years ago by my former roomates dog. (Long story, and I work slow when the design gets reworked 100x).

I wanted something that I could paint gloss white. There is no external lighting in this bathroom, just the ceiling lights, that since I switched to LEDs has been MUCH better, but this bathroom is too dark… I am painting the wainscotting, cabinets, and medicine cabinets gloss white.

We’ve been sick with a nasty sinus infection and am too busy fighting that off to do any shop work work shooting…

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