How To Make An Accent Wall With Wood

Accent walls are a great way to add style and pizazz to any room. You can use wallpaper, wood panels, or even a bold paint color to create one, but today we’re focusing on how to make an accent wall out of wood planks. We’ll show you how to prep your boards and mount them securely so that they stay in place for years to come.

Prepare the wood

Cutting the wood to the right size, shape and angle can be a little tricky if you’re not used to it. So here are some tips on how to cut your boards with ease:

  • Use a miter saw. This tool has an adjustable blade that allows you to make precise cuts at any angle. Make sure you use it in a clean area; dust and dirt can cause problems down the road!
  • Cut all edges of your wood pieces at 90 degrees (or 45 degrees for long boards) so they fit together perfectly when assembled. You may need someone else’s help with this part, as it’s difficult to hold two pieces together while cutting them both without making mistakes

Mount a ledger board to your wall

  • Use your stud finder to locate the studs in your wall.
  • Use a level to make sure that your ledger board is level, and mark where it should go on the wall with a pencil.
  • Drill pilot holes into the wall where you want to mount your ledger board.

Install the first row of wood

To start, make sure you have the right tools. You will need:

  • A drill
  • A measuring tape or ruler
  • A pencil (optional)

Next, measure out the space where you want to install your accent wall. Make sure it’s in a place where it won’t be obstructed by furniture or doors/windows; this step is important because it helps avoid unnecessary frustration later on! Once measured, mark off where each board will go using painter’s tape for a guide; use more than one piece if necessary to ensure that everything lines up properly when installing them later on. Finally, figure out what type of wood species would work best with the decorating theme of your room—some woods look better in certain types of rooms than others do

Install the second row of wood

Now that you have an idea of how far to space and measure your first row of wood, you can begin working on the second row. The first thing to do is make sure that the top of the new piece of wood is level with the bottom of your first row. It’s important that this measurement be accurate so that there isn’t too much or not enough space between each plank.

Next, you will want to make sure that both ends are even with each other while also leveling them with each other. This way when all three planks are installed they will be perfectly straight and look like one cohesive piece instead of three separate ones

Finally, check again for symmetry in order for things to look balanced when viewed from above or below ground level.”

Continue until you’ve covered your entire wall

Once you’ve successfully laid out your first row, it’s time to continue on with the next one. The spacing between each board should be consistent across all rows, as well as the spacing between each nail or screw (if any). If you’re using wood with a rough texture, make sure that all of your pieces have been sanded down so that they are uniform in shape and size.

Once completed, your accent wall will add value to your home and provide a fresh perspective for any room in which it is placed

With some measuring, sawing and nailing, you can make an accent wall out of wood.

When you’re ready to put your accent wall together, you’ll need a ledger board and some 2x4s. The ledger board is used as the frame for mounting the wood to the wall before nailing it in place. From there, you can install whatever type of wood you like—the sky’s the limit

Step 1: Measure your wall and cut your wood according to those measurements.

Step 2: Mount the ledger board to the wall using brackets or screws, depending on what kind of surface it’s mounted to (brackets are usually more secure).


We know this project of installing a wooden accent wall can seem daunting, but the satisfaction you’ll feel once it’s done is priceless. Not only will it be a conversation starter for your guests, but it will also add value to your home because there’s nothing more desirable than hardwood. If you have any questions as you get started on your project, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are always available to discuss the best wood options and installation methods for your space.

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