News and Tips
Planning & Installation:
1. If you can,
plan to locate your electrical boxes horizontally
in the bottom rail of your paneling system.
This eliminates moving boxes to have them fall into
the flat area of a panel.
2. Using New England
Casing (instead of existing casing or some other
casing) gives your room that Custom Look that you'd
get if you had a custom millworker design and install
a panel system in your home (at a fraction of the
cost). Plan for 1 CasingPak
for each window or door. (contents: 3 pcs-8' Casing,
and 3 pcs-8' Backband).
a panel system around baseboard hot water heating?
You have various options:
a. Cut a strip off the top of a base rail (1" or
so), and mount it directly above the baseboard.
This necessitates raising the base rail in areas
of the room where there is no baseboard heat, so
the entire system finishes off level. You
will need to supply filler material ( 1" stock or
New England Classic
rail material (optional) to accomplish this method.
b. Frame around the baseboard with trim at least
3/4" thick. Panels and stiles should butt against
the frame and be secured by nailing into the surrounding
c. Perhaps the best solution is to have your heating
contractor move the baseboard away from the wall
1-2". This shows that you planned for the
paneling system, especially if the heating system
is replaced sometime in the future.
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