pine panelling for walls

A Large Den Charming with Pine Paneling

One of the most popular wall materials for today’s large log homes is Knotty Pine paneling. It is the perfect match for exterior log siding and trim, and gives a warm and charming atmosphere for relaxing and living. This beautiful great room with a wood-burning stove paints the ideal picture for country or suburb living. It features tongue and groove panels in a clear finish on the walls and ceiling.

Knotty Pine takes stain well that is available in a myriad of colors to meet your preferences for any room in the house. Some homeowners find pleasure it staining a few rooms a different color than the rest, while others like a consistent color theme throughout. Another option is to vary the widths of panels that come in 4”, 5”, 6”, and “8. Some prefer using random lengths to provide variety. No matter how you lay it out, Knotty Pine paneling is a homeowner’s and builder’s dream product. Continue reading to find out why knotty pine wood paneling is perfect for walls of a large log home. 

The Resurgence of Knotty Pine Paneling

A White-washed Den With Pine Walls Adds a Unique Style

In its heyday during the 1940s into the 1960s, Knotty Pine paneling in its many forms was a big hit. It adorned not only cabins but log homes and conventional homes in these styles:

  • Wide panels installed vertically
  • Pickwick vertical paneling
  • Wainscoting with panels at the bottom
  • Beadboard with a clear or painted finish

In the late 60s and early 70s, 4’x8’ sheets of cheap paneling hit the market with a boom. It was used in many styles of homes for an inexpensive remodel. It gradually faded out because it was a weak and non-durable form of wall covering that lacked depth and beauty. Today, you rarely see it in DIY and large box stores.

All during these decades, real Knotty Pine paneling never really went out of style and has made a strong comeback during the last twenty or so years. This beautiful rustic material brings nature into the home as nothing else can.

The Benefits of This Material

Interior Pine Paneling for Bathroom Renovation

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The major attraction of Knotty Pine wood paneling is its charm and natural beauty that brings a relaxing atmosphere into a home. There are other benefits of using it in large homes, including:

  • Its cost is competitive with drywall and drywall installation and you don’t have to paint it every few years.
  • It is easy and fast to install compared to drywall. Homeowners with basic woodworking skills can install paneling after watching instructional videos.
  • Save up to 20% in material waste and up to 20% in labor compared to non-tongue and groove panel boards.
  • Knotty Pine panels can be ordered pre-finished that can save up to 50% in labor needed for installation and finishing.

A viable second option is using Knotty Cedar paneling that is also available from our inventory. This beautiful wood species has natural knots and color variations that enhance any room in the house, basement, garage, man cave, or workshop. Matching trim can be ordered with your Pine or Cedar paneling.

Where It Can Be Used Inside and Outside the House

Interior Pine Paneling

Renovate your Bedroom with Pine Paneling to Bring Nature Indoors.

Knotty Pine paneling can be used to advantage on the inside and outside of your house. This bedroom presents a rustic appearance that is dear to many. The walls, ceiling, and large beams blend perfectly together to form a picture-perfect room for your large log home. Apply it to:

  • Dens, family rooms, and living rooms
  • Kitchens, bathroom, and closets, and pantries
  • Basements, man caves, laundry rooms
  • Garages, workshops, tree houses

In case you’re wondering where to use Knotty Pine on the outside of your house, consider it for the walls and/or ceiling of a glassed-in or screened-in back porch.

A ceiling and roof over the porch will protect your paneling from the elements. Consider this addition an extension of the rest of your home and use it for relaxing, entertaining family and friends, reading, or catching up on your emails or text messages.

Interior Pine Walls

You can also line the walls of a detached garage, workshop, man cave, or tree house with the same beautiful effect. You will enjoy its rustic charm for decades to come no matter where you install it. Enjoy what these customers have to say about Knotty Pine paneling.

Install It Yourself or Hire a Carpenter

If you’re handy with tools and woodworking, think about saving a ton of money by installing the siding and decking yourself. If this is not your cup of tea, hire a carpenter or construction company to tackle the project. Let us know your needs and we will promptly assist you with an estimate of materials and their cost to do a complete job on your house.

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