A little project help: Using deck boards for an inside project


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Old 01-15-14, 09:23 AM
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A little project help: Using deck boards for an inside project

I am a new member and have very little experience working with wood. I am creating a "signature" wall in my home to hang wildlife mounts on. I was going to use reclaimed barn wood, but it is going for quite the price right now and is hard to come by. I was thinking about using new deck boards on the wall and staining it to resemble barn wood. Is it a good idea to use deck boards over drywall and can I stain it before putting it up? Thanks for the help.

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Old 01-15-14, 09:41 AM
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It might me a little tough to get the right look...though I guess a solid grey stain would come close if you have a bit of artistic skill. No real reason to use decking though. The cheaper grade of pine boards would probably be cheaper and a closer match. Or maybe fence boards...
 
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Old 01-15-14, 12:10 PM
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Also PT wood is generally wet and will shrink as it dries out. You can stain most any wood most any color you desire but a new smooth planed board will never resemble the roughness of old barn siding. I like Vic's suggestion of using fence boards. The rougher the wood, the darker the stain will be so you might want to experiment on some scrap before you commit to a stain color.
 
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Old 01-27-14, 11:02 AM
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I went with...

...tongue and groove barn siding that I stained. It worked the best for my situation. Thanks for the responses.

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Old 01-27-14, 02:32 PM
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Care to post some pics so we can see your handiwork?

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
 

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