The wainscoting is around 42" high and has an 8" tall raised panel, over a 21" tall raised panel. The wainscot is then capped off with a two piece build up of mouldings.This wainscot project started with the framework. It consists of a 1x4 primed pine, glued and pocket screwed together. Each wall was made as a single unit consisting of many evenly divided spaces for the panels. These were then applied to the walls with construction adhesive and nailed into the studs and bottom plate. All the wainscotings individual 3/4" thick MDF panels were then fabricated in the shop, then applied to the walls in their appropriate spaces. Each panel was then trimmed out with a small 3/8" "sticking" molding. The wainscot was capped off with a modified sill molding and a nice
small panel molding for an apron. We then caulked, puttied, primed and painted all the new woodworking.
Another phase of this room makeover was the removal of the "stippled" ceiling. It was scraped and skimmed over with several coats of easy sand 90. Also notice the nice ceiling molding treatment we installed. It consists of a single run of panel molding with stepped corners. This was then painted in a slightly different color which really sets it off nicely. There is also a one piece crown moulding... something that should never be missing in a room with wainscoting!
Please call us anytime 703-330-3486, or email us, and let us provide you with a free in home consultation and free no obligation price quote for your next home improvement project. Whether it's wainscoting such as this, crown moulding, chair railing or built-in cabinetry, we can give your house that model home look. We service the entire Northern Virginia area and all the surrounding counties.
Thank You, Roger Beesley, Mitre Contracting, Inc.