Rated 4 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bertrum maple wainscot
overall quality of material and packaging were very good.2 verticle slats were were cut wavy,I needed 7.4 feet of coverage so this was not a problem.The material was used in a kitchen with clear finished custom maple cabinets.I pre sanded all the the material with 320 grit paper vacumed the material and wiped with micro fiber cloth.I then sprayed on 5 coats of satin polyeurathane varnish unthinned with an automotive detail gun and let dry for 48 hrs the varnish is also available in spray cans,scuffed up with 0000 steel wool vacumed and wiped again with micro fiber cloth, then sprayed on a finale coat. the resulting finish very closely matched the custom maple cabinets and blended in perfectly with the kitchen.the actual installation went very quickly following the enclosed instructions.this project took a week of evenings and was well worth the effort as it looks like something out of a magazine
February 6, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by stroked should be better quality for the price!
Top rail was split on ends and severely bowed,2 boards were missing half the tongues and all were cut at 3 different lenghts but within 1" of each other,after trimming the cracks, were left with 7.5'
December 27, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by shirlcws elegant looking and Very versatile
We bought 2 kits and used the full lengths without the top chair rail to cover our lower cabinet under our breakfast bar and then cut smaller lengths and used the top chair rail above it to decorate a large window seat area in an area diagonally set from the breakfast area. A very big improvement for approximately $200. Make sure that you lay your pieces out on the floor ahead of time so they will be put up in an aesthetically pleasing order as wood grains vary (especially if someone else is installing them)
January 16, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5Â by cheapskate Not bad for the price...
We bought this Wainscot after looking at both higher and lower quality products sold locally. The higher guality product was very nice, but beyond out budget. We then looked at some 1/8" paneling, but felt it looked cheap and did not deem it to be very durable. Furthermore, by the time we bought chair rail and base board to go with the paneling, the cost added up for the components did not even match each other well. So, getting this kit from Home Depot was the option we chose.
This kit is certainly not top of the line nor quickly installed. The wood is unfinished - thus you must stain/seal it before you install it. Many pieces had more 'character' than we wanted (discoloration, knots, splits), but because we ordered more than we needed, we could choose the better pieces and discard the stuff that looked marginal to us.
The slats are not uniform in height - ours varied by as much as 0.25". Thus, where sections meet, you must take care to align them before you nail them down. It you completely install one section, and then proceed to install an adjacent one, you may find that the second one is higher than the first one and you will have some trimming to do (or an ugly joint)! The answer of course is to not nail down one chair rail before you align it with its neighbor.
Overall, we are happy with our purchase. We liked that it was a complete kit, and affordable. But it does take time and effort (and stain and/or sealant added) to get it installed.
July 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by DonS Satisfied Csutomer
Overall the product was easy to install with the right tools. The product was machined well, although there were a few of the pieces I would consider below grade. Fortunately I had extra.
October 11, 2013