Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by drgnfly Beautiful product
This hickory wainscot is absolutely beautiful and was perfect for the back of my kitchen island. You definitely do need to pre-drill the holes- and hammer by hand. When using the air nailer, I split 3 of the boards. We have an 8-foot island and this kit finished it perfectly with a few boards to spare. We didn't have any quality issues. I also did not apply finish before installing- figured it would be just as easy to do it after.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BearMan Looks nice when finished
Used this kit to complete a kitchen island. Very nice hickory grain patterns and all needed pieces were included.
A couple of problems: The rabbet on the trim pieces wasn't deep enough to clear the slats, so I had to fix that. And there were two seriously bowed slats, and three with broken tongues (these are T&G pieces). Other than those shortcomings, it's a nice product.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Looks great in the bathroom!
Used this wainscoting product in the bathroom. Looks great. Hickory is a hard wood so I pre-drilled the holes for nails on the chair rails and baseboards and glued the uprights. A few of the hickory tongue and groove pieces had some irregularities (saw marks), which isn't unexpected with a real wood product. Still useable however. One baseboard was slightly warped (again not unusual) so I used a screw to pull it into the stud. Very pleased with overall results.
May 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FairExchangeAdvocate Almost but not quite
What is provided is 30ea panels measuring 3.03" (not counting tongue) which will leave you 6" short of the advertised 8 feet and that's only if all panels are good. In my kit the good panels needing no further touch up like filling and sanding was gorgeous. Some panels need work. That really slows the process. Tossing in a few more panels would have cost them hardly a dollar yet look at the cost to you if you are truly in need of 8 feet of wainscot. So, as with most lumber products, order more than you need and chuck what you don't like. Too bad, otherwise I'd have gladly given this five stars.
August 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Boomer Hickory B-Board/ Wainscot/ClapBoard from House of Fara
We bought 2 boxes of this stuff online. One box had been re-packaged and that was the one that had all the twisted and warped pieces. The new one was straight and correct. I sprayed 3 coats of varnish on the front and 2 coats on the back liberally. Since our house had 2x6 studs on 24 " centers, I thought that we would have been fine but I didn't have enough nailing to hold to wall. When it got hot enough that we put swamp cooler on, in another week it looked like a ship wreak. I will buy more of this wainscot but I will take out 12 " of drywall( replace with plywood) top and bottom to give nail holding power and SPACE out the corners for expansion. Great price but take into mind the contraction/expansion possibilities
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by daddycart Great product.
Beautiful wood grain...too bad its discontinued...stained and polyed looks stunning...MAY SURE YOU INSTALL ACCORDING TO DIRECTIONS FOR EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION...width of a nickel
December 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tekman Absolutely gorgeous
Recently we replaced our retro dark walnut-colored paneling wainscot in our kitchen/breakfast area with the hickory hardwood wainscot. This was chosen to match our hickory furniture. It immediately added a warmth and coziness to our kitchen and breakfast areas that just tied the entire room together. Pretty straight-forward to use and install even for a techie who is used to keyboards and software not saws, measuring tapes, and finishing nails.
If you like hickory wood, you should love this product. We do.
March 28, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinSpokane Beautiful wood, looks great
I bought and installed 5 of these kits in our master bath. I white washed the wood with Minwax pickling stain and then put on several coats of Minwax latex clear sealant. Looks great. A couple of the planks were cracked on the end, which is to be expected. Just be aware of this when planning your project.
January 24, 2014