Measuring Walls For Wainscoting - Adjusting For Inside & Outside Corners
Q. What if I make a mistake measuring?
A. Please measure twice and order once and please call us if you have questions so that you will minimize the chances of an error. Each item is custom made to your specifications so, unfortunately, we can not accept returns once a panel is custom made. Sometimes mistakes do happen and we will work with you to resolve your design issues.
July 14, 2014 Comic Courtesy of www.JohnHartStudios.com
Q. Where on the wall should I take the measurements?
A. It is best to take both a high and low wall measurement for each panel and use the longest of the two measurements when ordering so that you can compensate for walls that are slightly off.
Q. How should I compensate the width measurement for an outside corner?
A. You can use a butt joint or a miter joint for the outside corner. Our recommendation is the butt joint because most installers find it easier.
Butt Joint : You will need to add 5/8" to the panel that is going to overlap. You might also want to compensate the stile width by 5/8" so that the finished end stile will be the same on both panels.
Miter Joint 90° corner: You will need to add 5/8" to both panels and cut the 45 degree miter angle at time of installation.
Q. How should I compensate the width measurement for an inside corner?
A. Take your measurement so that one panel will go up against the opposing wall and the other panel will need to be shortened by the 5/8” panel thickness. You may want to add 5/8" to the the end stile width of the panel going up against the opposing wall so that when installed both panel stiles will match.
Q. Are long panels shipped in sections?
A. Large Orders that are more and 100 lbs - Panels will ship in sections up to 90". Based on the length and the number of panels the Web Designer will optimize the length of each section and determine which stile to locate shiplap joint(s).
A. Small Orders that are 100 lbs or less - Panels may ship in 2 sections so that standard FEDEX ground fees can be applied. If you need the panel to be in one piece up to 90" call our office to determine if there will be additional shipping charges to ship LTL freight instead of FedEx Ground.
Q. I have electrical boxes and or vents on the wall and I am not sure if the Wainscoting rout will interfere?
A. We usually recommend moving the electical boxes a couple of inches to the left or right to miss the wainscoting panel rout. However there are times when you just can not move the box or it is a heating vent . For those situations we recommend using the reverse molding which is supplied with every Raised Panel order. For new construction we recommend that you have your contractor adjust the outlets so that they are located in the center of the bottom rail. One to two feet of reverse profile molding is shipped with every Raised Panel order.