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Renovating to sell? Learn how to easily DIY a half-height feature wall with a dado rail using Feature Panel's Architectural panels, you can follow these steps...

Renovating to sell? Learn how to easily DIY a half-height feature wall with a dado rail using Feature Panel's Architectural panels, you can follow these steps...

Follow these steps to create a half-height feature wall with a dado rail using our 15mm MDF Architectural panels:

  1. Measure the height and width of the wall where you want to install the Feature Panel. Decide on the desired height of the panel and mark it on the wall. *A handy tip and to reduce waste, is to cut the panel in half, this is often the perfect height at 1.2m. 
  2. Cut the panels to the desired width and height and paint any cut edges. 
  3. Place packers at the base to achieve recommended expansion gap. 
  4. Use a level to ensure that each panel is straight and flush against the wall.
  5. Attach the panels to the wall using construction adhesive and nails or screws. *You may need to use multiple panels to cover the entire wall, but our tongue and groove system allows for a seamless join. 
  6. Apply a bead of MS silicone to all panel joins. 
  7. Full nail holes using your choice of filler
  8. Sand filler
  9. Cut a dado rail to the length of each panel. Sand the edges and any rough spots.
  10. Attach the dado rail to the Feature Panel using wood glue and finishing nails. Make sure the dado rail is centered on the panel.
  11. Paint the wall as desired. You can also add additional trim or molding to complete the look.

The dado rail will create a visual break between the top and bottom halves of the feature wall, while the Feature Panel will add texture and dimension to the space.

This half-height feature wall with a dado rail is a stylish and practical way to update a room and add architectural interest.  

Paige, director of Collab Realty and husband Ricky recently utilised the "Wave Profile" to create this gorgeous bedhead, updating their room in a recent renovation project. 

They used 1 full and 1 1/2 panel (utilising our affordable 1/2 height panel range) making this a super cost effective room renovation.  By choosing the height to be 1220, meant maximising the panel without any wast, and W O W, what a fantastic result!