Saturday, October 2, 2010

Faux Wainscoting on Stairs

For the entire summer I have had markings on my wall up the stairwell. Being a math teacher can be a nuisance at times because I lost sleep over this problem. I wanted the faux wainscoting but when you are on an incline and curve that created another dimension! You see, the rectangles become parallelograms in this situation. I could calculate the angles on paper but when I made the cuts, I had anything BUT a parallelogram. I creeped many Woodmen of the World forums to try to get advice on this project. One would say it's a piece of cake and another would recommend ditching the project. I hate to give up! It wasn't until I saw a post on that I understood what I had to do. I used this cheap mdf board, put up the verticals and filled in the horizontals. After 5 months of deciding how to tackle it(can you tell I have been watching football?) and minus a little more caulking, I AM FINISHED WITH THIS PROJECT! And believe me, my family is happy too!


  1. Oh Lisa you are amazing at this. It looks like something in my Southern Living Magazine, very professional. Kudo's to all your lovely work at your home.


  2. ahhhhmazing!!!! veryvery lovely!!

  3. WOW... doing wainscoting on an incline and curve is seriously tricky. You did an incredible job and I am sure you are so happy and proud with the project!

  4. Hi, I followed Lori over from Projects Plenty (she rocks!) I love your wainscoting! I would have thrown in the towel months ago. Can I talk you into showing the actual steps you took? Sounds really intresting. I'm going to follow you too! I'm a real follower....pun intended :)

  5. that's a great staircase redo! Way to rock it.

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