Today I am administration an accessible budget-friendly tutorial on how to actualize admirable attic to beam lath and batten. Accumulate account for a footfall by footfall adviser on how you can too!
We are underway on accepting our nursery complete for our aboriginal baby. If you absent it we aggregate all our architecture affairs for the gender aloof nursery in this post. The aboriginal activity on our account was to add attic to beam lath and batten. We did a agnate detail in our home office and admired how it angry out.
Many of you asked for a tutorial on how to accomplish a attic to beam look. This is absolute for a account wall, as able-bodied as abounding allowance application. I adulation that it adds absorption and appearance to our aloof room. Beneath are footfall by footfall instructions on how you can accomplish this attending yourself.
Floor to Beam Lath and Batten
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Amounts will alter depending on how big your allowance is.
We purchased the majority of the items from Home Depot. I awful acclaim acclimation from this account online and acrimonious it all up in-store or accepting it delivered. This saves so abundant time. We had our actual delivered appropriate to our door.
- 1/4 in. x 1-11/16 in. x 96 in. Ache Filigree Moulding
- 11/16 in. x 11/16 in. x 96 in. Ache Aboveboard Moulding
- 1 x 5 Accepted Board
- Finish Nails
- Wood Filler
- Paint: We went with Benjamin Moore Artlessly White
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Step One: Admeasurement Your Space
The aboriginal footfall is to admeasurement your space. Booty a altitude of the breadth and acme of anniversary bank that you will be applying the lath and batten too. Already you accept those abstracts you can activate chief absolutely how you appetite anniversary bank to layout.
This is the best important step. It is not alone activity to advice you adjudge on the agreement of anniversary batten, but it additionally determines how abundant actual you are activity to charge to purchase.
I alone like to accept the battens centered on the doors and windows, so that visually aggregate is symmetrical. Again I booty into application all-embracing agreement on wall, aperture locations and where they would end already it got abutting to the bend of the wall.
After free all of that the absolute agreement for our amplitude was 14.5 inches. I accept included the cartoon beneath so that you can get an abstraction of how I approached anniversary wall. You about do not accept to go into this abundant detail if you don’t appetite to. You can calmly account it out on paper.
Step Two: Install Acme Molding
Step Three: Acrylic (optional)
This footfall is optional. We were cat-and-mouse for the blow of our actual to be delivered so we absitively to acrylic the absolute allowance and acme abstraction afore we activated the battens. We did acquisition about that it was easier to acrylic the bank advanced because you are not aggravating to acrylic in amid all the battens.
If you do adjudge to do it this way you will charge to ample all the attach holes and gaps in the acme abstraction application copse accompaniment and again beach flush. Afterwards that you will appetite to use a album on the trim afore you alpha to paint.
Step Four: Attach Battens
After your acme abstraction is installed, it is time to attach your vertical battens. This is aback you charge to go aback to your architecture plan that you created in footfall two.
You should accept already absitively absolutely area you appetite to alpha your battens on anniversary bank and bent the spacing. The easiest way to amplitude out your battens is to actualize a spacer application atom wood. This allows you to bound install the battens after accepting to admeasurement anniversary time. We absitively to accept our battens be 14.5 inches bend to bend so our spacer was absolutely 14.5 inches.
We started either at the centermost of the window, door, or bank depending on the architecture plan. Afterwards you cut your batten to admeasurement application your alliance saw. You will appetite to accomplish abiding that anniversary batten is akin and again you will attach it application a attach gun with accomplishment nails. We acclimated about 5 nails per batten analogously spaced. Ensure that the batten is even to the wall, add added nails as bare to ensure a bound band amid the copse and wall.
Step Bristles : Ample Holes & Gaps
Next up is bushing all the holes and gaps. To ample those baby attach holes you can use wood filler abrogation a bit added over the attach holes.
One tip with copse accompaniment is to not try and atom the spackle even with the surface. It will compress a little and leave a baby divot. Leave added so that it can be sanded altogether even back it is dry.
There may be some gaps in the lath and batten. You can take paintable window/trim caulk and ample any gaps in the molding. You do not charge to do it on every bend aloof ample area needed.
Once the copse accompaniment is dry, I acclaim application a power duke sander to beach all ample flush.
Step Six : Prime & Paint
The aftermost and final footfall is to paint. You will appetite to aboriginal alpha with a primer. We acclimated Glidden authentic white and corrective one covering on all the battens.
After conference we acclimated Benjamin Moore Artlessly White. All battens accustomed 2 coats of acrylic application a duke brush.
If you didn’t acrylic walls beforehand in the action you will additionally administer two coats application a roller to acrylic the bank in amid the lath and batten.
We are so aflame to see how this allowance comes calm and the attic to beam lath and batten was the absolute start. If you accept any questions about the tutorial amuse leave them in the comments.
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