How to create panels on my wainscot in the basement?

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Posted by: from Come By Chance
11/20/2014 at 8:27:08 PM

I am currently remodeling my basement. I am about to install the wainscot and want to create a panel look. I have a magazine picture of the way I would like it to look. The basement is L shaped and all the walls are of different length.

How should I create the panel look? Should I keep the panels the same length for all the walls, regardless of the length or should I measure the wall length and divide to get equal size panels for each wall? What advise can you give for a solution to my problem?

Sorry, I don't have a picture as of yet.



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Date/Time11/20/2014 at 10:14:22 PM

Balance is the design key. Your eyes shouldn't be able to tell that one panel sticks out from the others.

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Date/Time11/22/2014 at 6:41:12 PM

Hi Jerome,

As another post said, balance is the key to it looking good.

If the difference of the panels on one wall is 1/2" each to make the difference the eye won't pick it up.

Keep measuring and enlarging or decreasing the size of the panels until you have units that are extremely close to the same size.

Then build out with a slight difference if necessary.

James Fram

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