How To Install a Scrap Wood Wall #WallCandy

The back wall of my bonus room/art studio is one of the only vertical spots to hang artwork in the room. In addition to making it a feature wall, I wanted to maximize the art hanging space with some ledges.
I used almost all of the pallet wood and scraps that I had lying around my workshop! I purchased just a few 1 x 4 pine boards for the ledges. Then made those new boards look old!
This plain wall got an amazing makeover using scrap wood I already had!
Before . . .
Before, it was just a painted wall with nothing special.
Squeeze some construction adhesive onto the back of your board.
Add construction glue on back of boards.
Place the board onto the wall. Check and make adjustments to level the board. Add a shim if you need to keep the board leveled.
Once the board is leveled, I secure with finish nails.
Fire a few finish nails into the board to secure it.
To install a ledge, cut your ledge to the same width as the row beneath it. Lay it on top of the last row and check that it is level.
You'll love the tour of the rest of this room here:
Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl
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  • Sawdust Sawdust on Apr 25, 2021

    Are the ledge boards just wedged in place?

    Would brad nails also do the job of holding the boards in place while drying? Could you also be specific as to what type of construction adhesive you used? It all looks great. Thank you

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