prefinished pine panelingChurches have a reputation to uphold, one of which is cleanliness, and to be perfectly honest we’ve seen quite a few churches that make unsightly mistakes in their construction. The biggest mistake that we tend to see is the implementation of generic features, especially when it comes to the interior. It’s a serious problem and real shame to be perfectly honest.

Yes, drywall is acceptable and it will definitely pass the inspection, but don’t you want to take things a little further? We understand that you’re focusing on other things when it comes to the construction of your church, but part of member retention and getting your message across is going to be the aesthetics of the building, and that means giving them something to look at. Today we’re talking about prefinished pine paneling along with cedar paneling which can make a massive difference, believe it or not. So how does it help your church exactly? Why should you do it? What can you expect?

Prefinished Pine Paneling – It Really Sets the Scene

Some of the most memorable churches that I’ve ever attended used prefinished pine paneling or some other type of wood interior. They didn’t succumb to the default drywall panels and they didn’t do anything terribly cliché. To say the least, I’ve been running into these types of paneling jobs since I was a child, and they continue to amaze me to this day. Remember, you don’t have to go all out with wood paneling if you want, there are some areas that can still benefit from drywall.

Outfit your Main Areas with Interior Pine Paneling

There are several main sections within your church that will benefit greatly from the installation of pine paneling, for example:

The NarthexThis is the area that everyone sees the moment they enter your church and outfitting it with pine paneling can definitely make it more warm and appealing than it might have bene otherwise. That’s definitely something that you will want to consider if you’re building a new church or simply remodeling an existing one. A popular decoration method in recent years (the last 100 years) has been to use a wood overlay on the sanctuary side of the narthex while the opposite side, nearest the exterior will use a brick overlay in an effort to separate the two sides and make the sanctuary a bit more distinct.

The SanctuaryHere’s where all the action happens and is definitely the place where you can make the most improvements. Wood paneling for your sanctuary can cover the walls and even the ceilings if you want to set the atmosphere for the entire room. Additionally, many churches have chosen to extend that paneling to the front, near the baptismal pool, though there are a few things that you should try to take into account the baptismal pool at the front being one of them. This can be a particularly wet area and with that being the case you might want to consider installing cedar paneling over pine paneling simply because of the water resistant. Keep in mind that you can stain or paint your wood paneling to match, meaning the differing types of wood will make no impact on your aesthetics.

There are other rooms in your church and you can equip them however you wish; even if you want to continue with the wooden paneling. It’s up to you, and we’re just going to say that while going the wood route will definitely be a great way to make an impact on your members, you can always choose to deviate and go for a more varied look.

Get Equipped with The Wood Workers Shoppe

The Wood Workers Shoppe has plenty of experience manufacturing and selling wood paneling, and when it comes to equipping your church, you definitely want to make sure you have the best. Shop with us and it won’t be long before you’ve equipped your narthex, sanctuary, and everything in between with our patented interlocking system, designed to reduce waste and grant you the interior aesthetic you’ve always wanted for your building.