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Simple and Easy DIY Wainscoting

American Millwork is America’s premier hardwood moulding manufacturer and we are proud to carry their wide range of quality hardwood products including mouldings, boards, stair parts, and flooring. We’re putting the spotlight on American Millwork’s Fortitude Wainscoting, a product that can dramatically upgrade any room in your home in less than one day.

The Fortitude Wainscoting kit offers the look of a raised panel wall covering with easy and fast installation. This product is a wainscoting kit packaged up in a box, it doesn’t get much easier than that to add simple elegance to any room in your home! There are no panels or complications to the installation process, and only basic tools and fasteners are needed for installation, making it the perfect project for any DIYer.

This kit has all of the wood needed to create a board and batten wall without the cumbersome panels. Each kit includes a complete set of raw Poplar boards to cover a six-foot wall. Since Fortitude Wainscoting is made of raw American Poplar, it can be painted or stained to look like maple, walnut, or cherry. You can add timeless architectural detail to your foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms with wainscotting. Simply measure, nail, and paint or stain and enjoy a completely refreshed wall!

This video shows what is included in the Fortitude Wainscoting kit and how to lay out the Poplar pieces for your new accent wall. The hardwood purposely comes unfinished so that you can add your personal interior design style touch to the finish of your wall. Some DIY finish ideas include:

  • Painting the wood the same color as your wall for a modern or farmhouse look.
  • Whitewashing the Poplar for a more rustic accent wall.
  • Staining the wainscot to add an organic and natural accent.

This is the first video in a 5 video series walking you through your DIY wainscotting installation. The next videos include the steps to prep your wall, install the base and shoe, install the header and vertical stiles, and install the horizontal pieces and shelf edge.

You can now take the guesswork out of modern wainscoting with American Millwork’s Fortitude Wainscoting, this project is perfectly designed to be a DIY weekend project that will effortlessly transform your home in just a day. American Millwork Fortitude Wainscoting kits are exclusively available at Lowe’s, pick yours up today!

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