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Old 08-18-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Any ideas for covering walls with paneling?

I am wanting to cover the bottom half of my walls with paneling and trim it all out nice. My walls are not smooth though- they have the v's poking out on them. (if you know what i mean- lol). Any suggestions for how to attach this stuff and get it straight and not warped?
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:34 PM   #2
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Re: Any ideas for covering walls with paneling?

I'm planning on using 2x2s and notching out the Vs with my dremel woodcutting bit. It may be a bit time consuming, but I think I'll be happy with the result. I'll get some pics up when I get around to starting the project.

As for paneling... thinking of 1/8 birch ply... anyone have another suggestion?
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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Re: Any ideas for covering walls with paneling?

well, after alot of thought, we decided to just do it the redneck way and it came out pretty good. i manage a hvac supply store and we have a ton of pallets. my wife came up with the idea of putting those on the wall. and since this is gonna be a deer hunting camp, it was perfect. i pulled the pallets apart and used the ugly boards for firring strips. this made up for where the metal v's were. i screwed those to the wall and then i cut all the rest to length and screwed those to the firring strips. the i just trimmed it all out. looks great and totally free. all i had to buy was the screws. it's rough cut wood but totally works with the cabin look. i will try to post a pic as soon as i get a chance.
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Re: Any ideas for covering walls with paneling?

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i pulled the pallets apart and used the ugly boards for firring strips. this made up for where the metal v's were.
Uhhh.... What "metal v's" are you fellas talking about
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:46 PM   #5
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some bus walls aren't smooth. some of them have v-shaped channels that poke out and make the wall not smooth.
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Are you guys talking about the bead run in the metal panel below the windows?
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