Remodeling? Want to do something different in your home but don’t know what? No need for wallpaper or paint, cover your wall with the timeless beauty of wood. Wood wall paneling can be 3D, reclaimed or matched & sequenced.
3D wall paneling is a work of art on your wall, commonly referred to as a wood mural. The level of creativity of a natural wood dimensional wall is endless. Adding shapes and depth to an already extremely unique piece of wood makes a truly one of a kind wall application.
The dimensions that make the wood look alive on the wall also adds character and flow to a room. 3D wood walls can match any décor – rustic, modern or even retro. The mid-century modern designs of the 1970’s is trending again today. With 3D shapes from triangles to square, thick and thin, end cuts of wood – your wall can look like anything you imagine.
Reclaimed wood panels, or planks, are 100-year-old pieces of wood from authentic American barns and fencing. No one piece is exactly like another, each is distinctive. When using 100% authentic reclaimed wood you are creating a personable wall feature with a story of its own. The wood has stood the tests of time with most planks naturally weathered and colored. The neutral tones can match any home décor.
Some reclaimed wood was painted shades of red or white – which was common for old American barns. These panels add sparks of color and a modern appeal when apart of a unified color scheme. The panels can cover an entire wall with the panels placed vertical or horizontal. Additionally, you can wainscot the wall topped with a decorative moulding chair rail.
Symmetrical wall panels involve a process of sequentially matching the wood planks as a simple wood wall covering. Let’s break down some of the technical terms. Matched is the panel pattern, there are commonly 3 types: book match, slip match & end match. Book matched is when two panels are a mirror image of each other when placed side by side. End matched is similar to book matched but the panels are placed above and below each other to create the mirror image. Slip matched is a series of planks matched exactly as they were cut and placed in unison.
To sequence the panels is to place all of them in succession, continuous even across a door frame. (Check back for a more detailed post about sequencing) Balanced wall panels are wood planks of the same length covering most of the wall with equal length planks at each end of the wall to balance the covering.
Homeowners must also consider the cut of the wood when choosing the pattern. Plain cut wood has arches while rift cut wood is an all vertical grain. (Be on the lookout for a separate post about the types of wood cuts and how they affect your design)
Click & Stick Method
Residential or commercial, big, or small – any wall can be Woodstocked! With our patent pending click and stick method, installing your wood wall has never been easier. It is quick, mess-free, and simple for any do-it-yourself-er. Check out our reclaimed wood panels or order a free reclaimed wood sample! Gayline, our in-house design expert can help you select the exact wall you need for your home or building.