Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 69
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Great Product
I was a bit leery so I had the shipped to the local store for pickup - I was afraid of it being handled roughly so wanted to have them ready to inspect any damage. It was packaged great and handled as fragile.
Only "problem" was that a few of the boards didn't have complete tongue and grooves. It wasn't a real issue as I had ordered extra expecting damage. All in all it turned out great and went up easier than I expected. It made it easy to create a nice face for a window seat storage box.
January 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Murph Red Oak Wainscotting
I ordered six boxes of the oak wainscoting panel and molding. Appears that during shipment one of the cartons were damaged. I called the Home Depot help line and within 3 days, the damaged/missing product was delivered to my home - Great service!
March 16, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Poor Quality
A number of pieces had unfinished and tapered backs. The overall quality was below average but the flaws were on the back and wasn't going to be seen so I used them.
February 11, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Idahoduckboy Title is accurate
End cross cuts were sometimes splintered reducing the boards effective length (although marginally). The planing was not always consistent in that the tongue and grooves were sometimes different depths.
All in all the product met my needs but I could only effectively use about 80% of what was received. Then again I could not find an alternative.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kitchenhelper Nice economical upgrade to breakfast nook
Good quality, prompt delivery. Very nice. Came pre-sanded, so I let it adjust to temp and humidity a couple days, stained and coated all material, and then had a handyman come do the mitering and install in the nook.
December 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happyman Great Product
The wainscot paneling arrived as promised. It was well packaged and undamaged. The paneling was easy to install and looked very nice upon completion of my project. I plan to buy more paneling because the project turned out so well.
February 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by littlemike Transforms the room!
This adds a premium look to the room. I ordered 3 packages to do a bathroom. First I pre-finished the pieces, because they are bare wood as shipped. That took a couple of days to do 3 batches and wait to dry between coats. I used one coat of Minwax Golden Oak stain, brushed on, wiped down, let dry, then top-coated with one coat of Chinese tung oil. I finished both sides as recommended in the instructions. No sanding was required at any point, as the pieces were baby-smooth right out of the box. One more coat of tung oil after installation gives it a smooth, glossy finished look, and the color with the stain is exquisite.
Bear in mind that each lineal foot of wall uses 4 planks, each of which takes 3 nails in the tongue section. This could get tedious if you are hand-hammering them, so I would definitely recommend you beg, borrow or steal (or preferably buy—Homey D sells them, y'know) a pneumatic brad gun for the planks and a finish nailer for the baseboard and chair rail. It will make the job so much more pleasant, and you'll be amazed how useful these tools are around the house.
Overall, I was impressed with the quality of this product, and I think they they did a great job of milling the pieces accurately and presenting them with a nice smooth surface that is ready to apply your choice of coatings with no need for sanding. I would definitely use it again if I had another room that I wanted to transform this way. And now that I have done one room, I think I really have got the hang of it now, including using a nickel for spacing to allow expansion.
October 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy this project will take time and patience.
The oak is apparently from many varieties of oak so if you stain it a light color, the result will be a variety of shades. The wood will need a final sanding with 180 grit. Some wainscot paneling is taller. I ended up using my chop saw to make all the pieces a similar length. Overall, it is a good product.
December 15, 2015