Nothing compares to the unique experience of walking into a room with wood paneling. The captivating patina and texture of wooden paneled walls envelopes those who enter with sensual warmth not achievable with any other treatment. Natural, oiled, waxed, stained or painted—from the cozy cottage to the elegant English manor—wood elevates any room to a new dimension.
Interior paneled walls have nearly always been decorated. From as early as the 15th century series of panels were set into molded frameworks arranged on interior walls. Originally, hardwood paneling was used as a means to seal a room from cold drafts, but almost immediately became showcase for craftsmanship, with artistic expression reaching its peak in the 18th century.
Throughout history various forms of lining interior walls with wooden treatment has changed from one dominant form to another. Each has its own character that lends to the unique ambiance of a wooden room, especially when combined with hardwood plank flooring.
Find a specialist to assist you to select and create just the right look. Drawing from a wide selection of wood species coupled with various methods of installation—from wainscot to the full height of the wall—you have available tongue and groove v-jointed, butt-jointed, pickwick, and bead-board paneling, raised panel wall systems, recessed flat panel wall systems, rough-sawn plank boards, log siding, and other options only limited by your imagination.
For raised and flat paneled walls, seek an expert craftsman to assist to layout and design wall systems that can be prefabricated in a mill with rails, stiles and paneling ready to assemble on the job site. Furniture-grade factory finishing may also be available upon request.
Quality wood paneling will be 3/4”-thick tongue & grooved, end-matched, and finished on both sides. It should also be kiln dried to less then 7-8% moisture content.
Wood paneling is available in reclaimed antique, and new imported and domestic wood species, including: oak, maple, cherry, ash, hickory, mahogany, cypress, cedar, walnut, heart pine, and many other species in a variety of grades and cuts.
Tim Day owns WOOD & Co. in Atlanta Georgia. His company specializes in wide plank flooring and other hardwood interior architectural elements for the home. For more information about wood paneling, visit them online at: www.theWoodCo.com.