Q: I have a wall that is 84” x 108” how many boxes do I need?
A: 84’’x 108’’ = 9,072 sq inches divided by 144 = 63 sq ft. Add 10% loss for end trimming = 69.3 sq ft.
You need 7 boxes.
Q: Can I use an air gun to secure these to dry wall?
A: We recommend using a brad air nailer on drywall with the majority of the nails penetrating the studs. Planks are 3/8” thick and dry wall is most commonly ½”. 1.5’’ length brad nails work well for most applications
Q: What is in each box?
A: Each 48” box has 8 layers. Three of 3” width, three layers of 4” width and two layers of 5” width.
Each layer has one or more pieces to complete the layer.
Q: Can I apply a clear coat, or will that effect the color?
A: Yes you can apply a clear finish. We recommend lightly sanding prior to applying finish. Moderate to heavy sanding will remove the natural weathered look and leave the wood lighter. The more patina left on the lumber the darker the boards.
Q: Do you recommend painting the wall behind?
A: Painting black or dark brown is recommend so that see through holes, knots or cracks do not show a light color wall behind.
Q: Can you use these on a ceiling?
A: Yes probably wise to use an adhesive like liquid nails as well if on the ceiling
Q: Is the price for each board or each box?
A: Price is per box
Q: How do you install this on the drywall?
A: Please review the installation instructions and or video on Menards.com
Q: Are the colors as varied as shown?
A: Each box has a wide range of colors including brown and grey.
Q: Can these be installed under chair rail?
A: Yes, you can install them vertically, horizontally or on an angle for a unique look
Q: We’re building a home with a bar. Can this be used around the bar?
Q: Can these be used outdoors?
A: This is untreated wood that is mainly used for interiors. When used outside and exposed to the elements best to install with a vapor barrier between the planks and the wall so that moisture and rain water are not held against the wall. Wire mesh vapor barriers are common for this type of application.
Q: How would this work on a headboard for a queen size bed?
A: This material can be applied directly to the wall or you could apply the planks on plywood and then install the plywood directly on the wall. A simple way to hang the plywood on the wall would be to use a French cleat.
Q: Do you have to have a backing board or can you attach to studs?
A: Most studs are 16’’ inches apart. In this case, no backer board needed. Simply mark your vertical studs and when applying boards ensure you nail twice at every stud.
Q: Could this product be used to build sliding barn door?
A: Yes, cut plywood to size and apply planks to the plywood. You can also use the excess to trim
out the sides. Do either one side or both.
Q: Is this product smooth or does it have rough surface?
A: It is barn wood that has been brush cleaned. You can sand to make smoother heavy to moderate sanding will make it look less rustic.
Q: Good For Toybox?
A: Yes, however I’d recommend sanding and sealing it prior.
Q: We want to use for a rustic dining room table top.
A: Yes. Lightly sand and finish with a durable clear coat. It is 3/8’’ thick so you would need to put it on plywood first.
Q: Do u have to use an adhesive? Can’t u just use brad nails nailed into the studs?
A: The 3/8” panels are thin and light enough to be held with only nails into the stud as long as the nail length is appropriately selected to fully penetrate the plank, drywall and still penetrate the stud.
Q: Can I use finishing nails for this project?
A: yes finishing nails work well as long as the length is adequate to penetrate the studs behind.