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Installing a wood feature wall: what not to do!

Installing a wood feature wall: what not to do!
January 25, 2019 Harrison Lemon

With +TIMBER being super quick and easy to set up, with no carpentry or professional help needed, it’s often quite easy to forget the basics! In this blog, we will take you through things you shouldn’t be doing when installing!

Don’t install onto a surface with a lot of moisture

Moisture on walls and ceilings is common for most houses. You may not see it but it is definitely there! There is moisture in the air and generally speaking, more when the air is warmer; places like a bathroom or behind a cooker or steamer would not be the best idea since this is where the most moisture would be.

 

Installing plus timber onto a wall with a lot of moisture is a bad idea because the planks are real reclaimed wood. Real wood soaks up water particles or moisture, this could cause problems during installation as it could cause the wood to either expand or shrink after installation. If this occurs it could cause planks to break crack or fall off due to the pressure.

 

Don’t assume that ceilings, floors and walls are level

You may think you have a keen eye for design and that you are a bit of a perfectionist but it’s best to always check to see if your ceilings and walls are perfectly aligned and level. You don’t want to start installing your feature wall to get to the bottom to realise your wall isn’ t level and you can’t actually finish it!

Don’t presume the size of the area you are working with

You should never presume the area you are working with, more often than not customers feel safer ordering a little bit more just in case they make a mistake. You can work out how much you need by working out the area of your wall with our simple guide!

Don’t saw without the correct equipment

When installing your plus timber wall you may encounter some obstacles, it is very unlikely that you will have a clear wall. For example, there may be a light-switch or a radiator in the way if you have a clear wall you can skip this step!

If you face an obstacle on the wall you may need to cut a few planks in order to get around it, this can be extremely dangerous without the correct equipment.

Make sure you have the correct equipment:

1. Use safety glasses at all times when operating power tools, wood may fly off when cutting.

2. Use a ruler to first draw out a pencil line on the wood you are about to cut to ensure you cut in a straight line.

3. Use a dust mask when cutting to prevent inhaling anything unwanted.

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