Board and Batten Part 2
|March 1, 2011||Posted by Jessie under Before and After, Build it Yourself, Paint|
I am so in love with our new entry and stair case and am excited to share the stair cause tutorial with you today. The stairs are a little more complicated because you are working with angles but once you get your angles and measurements right, it goes pretty quickly. Mike started out by finding the angle of our stair case by using a angle tool on the baseboard. We found that it was 40 degrees and decided to use that same degree for our top board. We placed the board where our top entry board is to carry it around evenly. From there, we took the degree measurer and drew a line with a yard stick, carrying the 40 degrees all the way up. Then we nailed the top board in.
Next, we moved on to the vertical boards. This was a little tricky at first to figure out how to cut both angles, top and bottom. Mike took a tall board and we held it up to where we were going to place it and drew a line on the back where it hit the top board and base board. Then he cut it and used that as a template for the rest of the boards. Our boards were not the same size throughout so he just used the same angle all the way and cut each board to the size we needed.
We spaced the boards using the stairs. We placed a board at the center of every other step to keep our spacing even. As Mike nailed in the boards, I followed him filling in the nail holes and creases with wood putty and painting over top.
Since our ceiling is so high in the entry and up the stairs, this wall treatment really makes it feel more cozy and inviting. It turned out beautiful.
I linked this up to Thirty Handmade Days and