How to Install Interior Log Siding

One way to jazz up an wall that is painted or wall-papered is by simply installing interior . For simplicity of setup, choose logs which fit together to produce a wall. It’s possible to place the logs over completed walls and secure them using a single nail at every stud. To create a appearance replace wall trim using a thicker material that looks like the logs.

Build wood extensions for every electrical outlet and light switch inside the room. Rip 1/4 inch in the face of 2-by-3 lumber saw. Cut the ripped 2-by-3 in half to form two bits of 1 1/4- timber. Cut two pieces 4 inches long and another two 3 3/4 inches long. Set both 4-inch pieces horizontally. Place both 3 3/4-inch bits between the 4-inch bits to produce a rectangle box. Flush the outside edges and place 2-inch brad nails through the bottom and top pieces to connect them.

Find the breaker box before removing the covers, and switch off the power. Remove the screws and pop the switches’ and outlets’ face plates off. Remove the screws which secure outlets and the switches and pull it out to expose the wires. Loosen the fasteners which secure the wiring. Pull the cables through the wood expansion you constructed, together with the resin box expansion, and reattach them to outlets and the switches. Reattach outlets and the switches to the box by slipping 2-inch screws and into the resin extension piece and the box inside the wall.

Eliminate the present wall, window or door trim and transfer the span and cuts. Cut the new working your way round the room piece by piece and install it , trim.

Twist a stud finder throughout the wall to mark the location of every stud. Place a 48-inch carpenter’s degree vertically on every mark and scribe a line up the wall for nailing. Starting at the bottom, place the course of log siding on the wall using the tongues. Place the carpenter’s flat until the centre bubble is within the lines and make adjustments.

Place 10 or eight penny nails through the bottom and top edges of the log siding at the points at which each stud is situated. Use a circular saw to cut the lengths of log siding to fit.

Install log siding in addition to the course’s next course , allowing the grooved ends to slide the tongues of the class over. Stagger at which two cut boards come collectively final, at least four feet by those in the former class, or all the butted joints. By placing nails into every stud through the top edges and secure this course of siding. Continue laying the siding until the wall is complete.

Measure the positioning of every switch and outlet as you work your way up the wall and transfer these measurements to the log siding. Equip a jigsaw with a wood-cutting blade that’s long enough to cut through the log piece so it matches around the outlets. Drill a 1/2-inch hole which you are cutting out, which can be referred to as waste material, via when the opening isn’t near a border of the log piece to slide the jigsaw blade.

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