HOW TO MAKE A BOARD AND BATTEN WALL:
Step 1: Measure your wall & gather your supplies.
For this project, you'll need:
- Poplar wood boards (we used 1'' x 4'')
- Miter saw
- Finish nailer air gun and compressor and nails
- Measuring tape
- Stud finder
- Caulk & caulk gun
- Liquid nail glue
- sheet rock knife
- Oscillating multi-purpose tool
- sand paper
- paint (we originally used a light gray color called Sterling by Behr Paint but later changed it to a dark gray color called Intellectual by Behr Paint)
You'll need to first measure your wall and determine the amount of wood you'll need to get at the store. We decided to do a 4 x 4 grid.
Our wall is 8′ x 10′ 2”. We bought five pieces of wood 8′ long for the vertical boards, two pieces of wood 11′ long for the top and bottom of the wall, and three pieces of wood 10′ long for the horizontal boards.