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Create decorative wall panels with mouldings

  • Difficulty: hammer hammer
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    Beginner Do-It-Yourselfer - Easy
    Intermediate Do-It-Yourselfer - Moderate
    Experienced Do-It-Yourselfer - Difficult
    Professional - Expert
  • Completion Time : 8 Hours

Raised wall panels add a touch of class and will dress up the walls or ceilings of any room in the home. You can spruce up your decor with these stylish decorative touches. Wall panels represent the ultimate in elegance and charm. Add high-quality wallpaper and you will obtain a truly elegant decor.

Creating wall panels with mouldings is not very difficult and requires only basic skills. This guide provides you with all the steps to follow in order to create wall panels with mouldings.


Tools and materials required


  • Finishing nails
  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Hammer or Pneumatic nailer
  • Mitre box or Mitre saw
  • Utility knife


  • Mouldings for the inner panels, ½"
  • Mouldings for the outer panels, 1 1/8"
  • All-purpose masking tape
  • Wall paper
  • Wood glue
  • 1 ½" finishing nails
  • Latex sealant
  • Filler

Before Assembly

Before you start, allow MDF mouldings to acclimatize for at least 48 hours in the room where they will be installed, at a temperature of 18 °C to 22 °C. Extreme fluctuations in temperature or humidity can result in excessive expansion or contraction of the mouldings.

Installation tips

Use finishing nails or wood glue to secure the mouldings.
It’s very important that you don’t overdrive your nails; nail heads should be left to protrude 1/16", then countersink the nails with a nail set.

Use a scarf joint to join two mouldings rather than cutting them at right angles. Make sure the colour and grain match.

Keep the number of joints to a minimum for all types of moulding.


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