A few weeks ago we spotted a chevron wall project that we thought would work well in our spare room AND help use up some spare timber we had. We wanted something that would add interest to the room, add texture to the wall, and to just be totally different to anything else we had seen.
Saturdays often become our DIY days so one came up and we tackled this on. It took a few hours so you may need to allocate the same amount of time.
See what I mean- WaaAAy too much Wall.
We had to change things around a bit ( but the bed still needed a headboard AND the room needed something unique)
We thought it would be a good idea to share how we made this wall.Its an easy project for any keen DIYer.
30 x 30 spacer
Framework : 20mm x 40mm ( we used meranti but anything will work).Length to our design and space. Measure your space out first and cut accordingly.
Chevrons : wide boards- we used 90mm- but its up to you, and about 12mm to 20mm thick; again its your own preference. Don't be afraid to mix it up. Our chevrons are different thicknesses; some are aged, some are balau and some iroko. This was the look we wanted, its up to you, there are no rules! As for your length this will depend on your design/ plan.
- Its a good idea to draw out, measure and plan first what you are wanting to achieve. We measured out and decided that three "panels" would work well and fit in with the scale that we wanted. Once you have worked out your "spread". Put together your framework.
We decided to use a framework system as it would be quicker and easier rather than fasten the chevrons to a wall. We worked on the floor in our garage where the chevrons could be measured, cut and spaced directly onto the frame; which was laid out on the floor. They were then screwed on directly onto the framework. And then the framework hung n the wall.
Measure out your space, draw out a plan, and lay you framework out accordingly. Fix your frame together.
Step 2: Now for the chevron stripes. Using your wide boards and starting mid way through your frame, start measuring out and cut at a 45 degree angle where the chevrons meet / turn / or zig zag. Both ends will need to be cut at 45 and at the required length ( to fit your frame). Fasten as you go. Note that the zig zags will "meet" or turn on the supports of your frame. Refer to the pics to see what we mean.
Use your 30mm X 30mm spacer to get even spaces between your chevron stripes and help speed up the process. Fasten as you go along as per step two above. Your stripes will get shorter as you move out to the edges.
Once done, you can sand. If you choose a more finished look, you can stain or paint at this point.
Hang up your chevron panel. Using the hammer drill, wall plugs,level and pencil.
I decided to string up some lights, but I think fairy lights would be good or even a rope light would look good too.
If you have taken on this project or used this as inspiration please post pics on our facebook wall We would love to see!
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