Wainscoting paneling questions
I'm putting up some wainscoting paneling (attached a picture to show what style I'm doing) and I had a couple of questions.
- We have textured walls. I'm attaching 1/8" MDF panels to the wall to make the paneling area smooth. We don't plan to move and I don't know if my wife will ever change her mind, so I'm thinking of putting the paneling up with brad nails into the studs WITHOUT liquid nails. Is that a mistake? I'm simply thinking about if we ever want to take it down, say in 15 years or something. I'm worried about the seams cracking though as the house moves and the panels move. Thoughts?
- At the bottom of the stairs, we have a rounded corner that I need to wrap around. I'm a bit stumped on how to accomplish this. For the chair molding itself, I can simply do a 45 degree angle and not worry about the bullnose sheetrock or I can do a hex cut (I believe they call it this) where I use 3 pieces to go around the corner. Either one I would also have to do with the MDF paneling. I'm leaning towards a 45 degree square corner with maybe a small molding piece on the corner of the MDF to give it strengh so that it doesn't break if the corner gets hit (since it won't be flush, they'll be gaps between the bullnose and the MDF and it's only 1/8" thick). I would love some ideas or thoughts on this one.