Step 6: Install the Rest of the Beadboard

hands installing an additional piece of beadboard for this all weather planter
Photo: Matthew Benson
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Glue the remaining beadboard pieces to the frame, facedown, fitting the tongues and grooves together tightly. Glue and screw the middle and last pieces to the frame in the same manner as the first. Install the beadboard pieces the same way on the remaining long side and on the short sides.

Tip: Make sure the beadboard is square and flush with the frame as you install it. You can hold a scrap block against the first piece you install to check for square, then keep checking the run as you add more pieces.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • adjustable clamp
      Clamps
    • tack cloth
      Tack cloth
    • 3-inch wide paint brush
      Paint brush

    Shopping List

    1. Cellular PVC trim boards We used AZEK trim. Get two 12-foot 1x4s and four 12-foot 1x3s. If 1x3s aren't stocked, rip them from 1x4s and use the scrap for the ledges.

    2. Cellular PVC beadboard Choose 5½-inch tongue-and-groove boards or similar.

    3. Plywood and scrap 1x material

    4. PVC adhesive Choose a clear glue with a slow setting time, such as AZEK adhesive.

    5. 1-inch pan-head stainless-steel screws6. 1 5⁄8-inch trim-head stainless-steel screws

    7. Spackling paste rated for outdoor use, such as CrackSHOT, to fill fastener holes.

    8. Fine-grit sandpaper

    9. Latex exterior paint For dark colors use a reflective paint, such as VinylSafe by Sherwin-Williams, so that the PVC won't warp in the heat.