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beadboard paneling in bathroom

I want to do a beadboard panel wainscotting in the bathroom but don't know which type of beadboard panels to buy--viny (look pretty flimsy), thin wood sheets or thicker wood sheets that are rated for wet areas? Also what to do with ceramic tile baseboard? Will installing beadboard wainscotting make the door and window frames profiles too shallow? What to do with transition from bullnose ceramic tile at tub area to wall area? What to do with all exterior and interior corners in bathroom--some type of molding? Want to paint the beadboard white--should I paint the wall behind the paneling white also in case of gaps? What do I do where each panel is joined to another--just butt up against each other? Will a gap appear later? Any advice would help!

Re: beadboard paneling in bathroom

I installed beadboard wainscot in my kitchen and eat-in area and have some of the answers you're looking for.

I went out and bought some magazines on Arts & Crafts decor to get my ideas on how to finish tops, bottoms, and corners of the board. I used 1x3 for my corners. I installed the beadboard right up to the corners and then nailed the 1x3 on the face, on both sides of the corner. I also ran one of the 1x3's across the top, just under a cap that I cut to size on a table saw and routed an edge to dress it up.

Outside corners, I did pretty much the same. Just caulk all the joints very well and then paint.

As far as the thickness at door and window moldings, you're right about that. You can just be creative when you get there and as long as it looks somewhat finished, no one is going to tell you that you did it wrong. There's no wrong or right with this molding, as long as it looks neat and finished.

Go buy a book or magazine on Arts & Crafts homes. A picture is worth a thousand words.

Good Luck.

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