Episode 5
April 17th 2020, Longueuil
Refreshing a teen’s bedroom
This week, Dave is helping Delphine and David create the perfect teen bedroom for Jade. Together, they install a pine accent wall. Dave also adds a few surprises using a selection of ECO products.
Project
While you're at it
Little surprises
Covering a wall with pine panelling
To give her bedroom a bohemian look and feel, Jade wanted a wood accent wall installed. Here are all the steps to complete the project for yourself!
After
Before
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Duration : 
3 hours

1
Preparation and levelling

  • 1.1Draw a simple sketch of the project to figure out the best installation option according to the planks (length and thickness) chosen.
  • 1.2Using a level, trace a guideline on the top of the first plank to start the first row.
  • 1.3Measure and cut the first vinyl plank.
  • 1.4Using a nail gun, install the first plank. Make sure the groove is upright to facilitate the rest of the installation.
  • 1.5Double-check the level.

Dave's Tip

The panelling used is SFI certified, which ensures that the forest was handled without deforestation and respecting the ecosystem.

To avoid tension in the wood, leave the packages open anywhere from 24 to 48 hours in the room where it will be installed. This way, the wood with adapt to the space.

The first row must be straight, levelled, and securely installed.

It is possible that the planks must be cut lengthwise in order to make sure the installation is level.

2
Wall installation

  • 2.1Measure and cut the planks of the following rows all the while following the sketch drawn at step 1.1.
  • 2.2For a random installation, make sure the joints do not line up.

Dave's Tip

The wood used is very thin and doesn’t require much force to lock into place. If you feel the need to install the planks more securely, a silicone can be applied every other row or so.

Wear protective glasses and gloves.

3
Finishing touches

  • 3.1Measure, cut, and install the last row of planks.
  • 3.2Measure, cut, and install little pine mouldings to hide the joints in the corners and to camouflage the cuts. Mouldings were also installed around the closet door.

Dave's Tip

Since the wood is in a constant state of settling, it’s important to leave a space at the top of the wall (about ¼"). This space, called expansion joint, allows for the wood to adapt to the changing temperatures and humidity levels.

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