Step 3: Install the Stiles

With the top and bottom rails in place, install the stiles. Even though they measured roughly 87½ inches long, Lee scribed each one and cut it with a handsaw to get a tight fit. And because the Malineks' panel spacing didn't correspond to the wall's studs, he glued and nailed each strip to the wall before proceeding to the next one.
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    Tools List

    • miterbox with saw
      Handsaw or miter saw
    • brad nailer
      Brad nailer

    Shopping List

    1. ½-by-4-inch medium-density fiberboard (MDF) trim

    2. Panel adhesive

    3. Brad nails

    4. Joint compound

    5. Sandpaper

    6. Paintable caulk

    7. White paint