Flat Panel Wainscoting
Flat panel wainscoting – sometime called recessed panel wainscoting – is a simpler designed comprised of a rail-and-stile frame attached over flat panels, along with traditional baseboard and chair rail.
Flat Panel wainscoting that is popular with Mission style or Arts and Crafts style rooms. It is quite a labor intensive option as you start with a baseboard piece at the bottom that uses cap or shoe mouldings to build it up. Then a horizontal piece is placed as a bottom rail, then the vertical pieces called the stiles and the panels, then a top rail then cap or chair rail. To make this an easier process recessed panelling can be created by using sheet material to panel and then putting the moldings over it.
Not only does this wainscot style look great but it can also be used to cover up damaged, unfinished, or textured walls. It is very similar to the raised panel wainscot except that it does not use a raised, shaped panel. Instead it uses a thin flat piece of wood which fills in the gap that the panel would usually take. Flat Paneled Wainscot is less expensive than the Raised Panel System and easier to install because the panels are thin and they do not require shaping or routering.
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