Appropriate wainscotting?


Old 01-02-01, 04:40 PM
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I'm strongly considering wainscotting in the bathroom of my 1912 Arts and Crafts home, but am wondering if it really is appropriate to the period. I'm not performing a faithful historical refurbishing of the place; still, I don't want beadboard to stick out like a sore thumb. Any thoughts?

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Old 01-06-01, 01:09 PM
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Unhappy Educate me please?

Now I'm interested.

The USA and UK speak English I know, but I'm convinced American English is a whole new ball game.

Can you describe to me what 'wainscotting' and 'beadboard' is? This term has come up a couple of times on the site and I'm interested to know.

Please Help.

Old 01-08-01, 06:20 AM
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Well, you had me wondering if I used the terms correctly, so I double-checked! Here's an online description of wainscotting and a UK site that is a "conservation glossary." The page I've highlighted here contains a definition of "bead."

Hope this helps!
Old 01-08-01, 02:38 PM
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Thanks for the info, that's really kind of you.

Now I have it...wainscotting is panelling and beadboard is beading...should have guessed.

I don't think it is 'in period' but I don't think it would look out of place in a bathroom.

You could try a burnt umber paint finish to give it an older feel to it.

It also depends where you intend to put the wainscotting and how it meets any tiling you may have.
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