What is it about beadboard?
As a contractor for twenty years, I can’t recall ever hearing anyone say they don’t like it. At the same time I can remember hundreds of ooh’s and ah’s, gasps for breath, and near fainting when just the idea of beadboard was discussed! Not too many materials can claim such rarified status, especially not too many made, for the most part, of wood!
The bottom line is that beadboard just rocks, full-on! I love it, you love it, your spouse loves it, everybody loves it! (pretty much) We’re going to dedicate the next three installments of this ongoing series on all things related to wood paneling specifically to beadboard!
We’re going to start off with some serious photographic inspiration, because a clear vision is always the most important part of a great remodeling project! Let’s get to it!
Beadboard Pictures Galore
You’ve seen the people who can stand in a museum and look at a painting on a wall for hours. This is my Mona Lisa… I’m in awe of that cabinet, especially against that wall! cottage of stone
Beautiful recylced tongue and groove beadboard: www.coastalliving.com
Very water resistant, wood beadboard wall panels make a great wainscot in bathrooms. www.coastalliving.com
Beadboard ceilings and wall paneling combine with amazing window trim in this incredible bath. This photo shows a proper height when running up the wall higher. I’ve seen some pictures that are close to halfway, and that doesn’t look as nice. About 2/3. www.hgtv.com
Beadboard makes great cabinet door panels…and I love the open shelves in this kitchen!
A very common mistake, but still a misnomer, is to call this beadboard. It looks similar, but this is v-joint tongue & groove paneling.
Running beadboard horizontally looks great and is much easier than you would think! If you use solid tongue and groove pine (or other solid wood) you can easily hang things like that rack with just a few screws. How cool is that?
In the next installment we’re going to talk about the details of real solid wood tongue and groove beadboard, then after that we’ll get into the easier, and often just as pretty, beadboard panels.
If you have any pictures of beadboard work you’ve done or some great ones you’ve seen, I’d love to see them. You can always email me: email@example.com
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Previous Posts in RG’s Complete Guide to Wood Paneling:
Post #3: Board and Batten Wall Panels