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post #21 of 23 Old 02-03-2015, 05:41 PM
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Hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but have been following the discussion and have found it to be very informative for a wainscoting project I am planning.

I am not doing raised panels so I was wondering what people thought about the pros/cons of rabbeting the backs of the rails/stiles (poplar) and adding 1/8" birch ply? Or just painting the drywall behind the same color? I know there will be a benefit in protection of the wall, but is this, in your opinion, worth the extra time/cost?

I plan on routing the rails/stiles with a Freud wainscotting bit and pre-assembling with pocket screws.

Apologies if I am off-topic...will start my own thread if so...
Nothing wrong with that method of construction. I would use 1/4" ply, which is what I used when I did wainscoting in my dining room. Would not paint walls.

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Googlefoo "Dado",in architectural terms....here's wiki's notion on the subject;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dado_%28architecture%29

Good luck with your build,BW

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Hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but have been following the discussion and have found it to be very informative for a wainscoting project I am planning.

I am not doing raised panels so I was wondering what people thought about the pros/cons of rabbeting the backs of the rails/stiles (poplar) and adding 1/8" birch ply? Or just painting the drywall behind the same color? I know there will be a benefit in protection of the wall, but is this, in your opinion, worth the extra time/cost?

I plan on routing the rails/stiles with a Freud wainscotting bit and pre-assembling with pocket screws.

Apologies if I am off-topic...will start my own thread if so...
That's what I'm doing (1/8" ply) because mine will be all stained. Also gives the sheetrock wall some resilience against holes, cat scratches, etc.
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