Popular Beadboard Wainscoting For Indoor House Walls
A house with good bones has pleasing lines on the outside, but that artful composition has to be echoed on the inside, too. And nothing’s better for giving rooms a handsome, well-built look than wainscoting on the walls. And beadboard wainscoting is one of the most popular decorative wainscoting materials on the market today. Beadboard wainscoting is beadboard installed on a wall to wainscoting height, typically about three feet (0.9m). The distinctive lines that run the length of each narrow panel have an interesting visual effect. Beadboard wainscoting usually has a cap at the top of the wainscot and a narrow baseboard at the base. The beadboard is typically installed so that its lines run vertically, but it is sometimes installed horizontally for a different effect. Around the turn of the 20th century, beadboard wainscoting was enormously popular, especially for summer cottages and shore houses. This may explain why it is still considered an informal decorative element. The wood was sometimes stained and finished, but white painted beadboard wainscoting was, and still is, especially popular.
Beadboard wainscoting kits are primarily of two types. The first kit consists of a chair rail or wooden crown mold, vertical grooves, a baseboard and a base-shoe. The installation of this kit takes a considerable amount of time and is also the most expensive installation kit. The second installation kit has the same elements except that the vertical grooves are made of fine plywood. The use of this material cuts down on the cost and the time consumed for installation.