DIY Reeded Wall Moulding Tutorial
Hello DIY Reeded Wall Moulding! I am SO in love with how this moulding project turned out and I can’t wait to share it with you. From vision to reality I want to show you how I put this gorgeous reeded detailing on my bedroom wall with Woodgrain Millwork.
If you’re new here you might want to check out my other moulding and feature wall projects. The dining room wall paneling is one of my favorites and I also love the board and batten I installed in Zaki’s playroom!
Alright, so let’s get into this Reeded Wall Moulding tutorial! I was inspired by the gorgeous reeded paneling in Shea McGee’s bedroom and wanted to recreate a similar look for an entire wall in my bedroom.
I am so thrilled to have partnered up with Woodgrain for this project! Woodgrain Millwork had the most uniqe reeded casing which was perfect for this look. I was able to find all the material I needed and the best part is they stock at retailers like Home Depot as well. If you are interested in the exact moulding I got it is “DM FLC7 (1/2″ x 3-1/8″ x 84”). You can locate a retailer close to your location using their website. Woodgrain is the largest millwork manufacturer in the United States with locations all across the country. Their diverse range of products includes moulding, prefinished moulding, door products, window parts and much more. If you’ve ever bought moulding from Home Depot or Lowes that’s marked as ‘Finished Elegance’ or ‘DecraMold’ you’ve got yourself a Woodgrain product!
And now, back to the tutorial, here’s what you need for this project:
Note: All quantities will vary according to the size of the wall you are working on
Reeded wall moulding
Step 1: Measureyour wall and the material to figure out how many boards of each you need. I went with a grid pattern with the 1×8″ MDF boards and the reeded casing in between. I approximately used 25 reeded casing boards, and 9 1×8″ MDF boards.
Step 2: Use liquid nails on the back of the MDF boards and nail into wall all across the perimeter to create a border. Make sure you’re hitting studs wherever you can. I used my laser level to ensure all boards were perfectly level.
Step 3: To create the grid I installed a long horizantal line of 1×8″ boards 46″ from the bottom of the baseboard to the bottom of the horizontal board.
Step 4: Measure the distance between the middle horizontal board and the top board. Cut 1x8s to size and install the two vertical boards. Same liquid nails and brad nails process.
Step 5: Now that you have your grid in place, we can start filling in with the reeded moulding. Measure the length for each section and measure in various places to account for a slight variance in length. Cut your moulding to size and nail into wall without leaving any gaps in between. If you’re left with a smaller gap you will have to trim your moulding using either a table saw or a jigsaw.
Step 6: Once all boards are installed, fill all the nail holes using wood filler and caulk all the seams (yes, in between each reeded board as well!) It might sound like a lot of work but trust me it’s well worth the effort to get that professional look.
Step 7: Congratulations! You are now ready to prime and paint your DIY reeded wall moulding!
I hope you guys try recreating this DIY Reeded Wall Moulding Tutorial in your homes and if you do, tag me so I can see! For video highlights on this project check out my instagram highlight reel “Reeded Wall“.