In all my years of working as an interior decorator, I have never come across a subject that is so misunderstood as Wood Grain Wall Paneling. I’m here to set the record straight on this type of wall paneling. I will do my best to describe to you what is available in wood grain wall paneling. So join me as I walk you through what is being offered in the world of wood grain wall paneling.
In this blog, you will find out that you have a good variety of styles to choose from. After having given it sometime and thought, I have put together some short definitions of the different types of wood grain wall paneling available today. This isn’t your grandfather’s wall paneling.
Wood Grain Wall Paneling
Okay, so let’s take a look at wood grain wall paneling. This is the type of paneling most people think of when the subject of wall paneling comes up. Wood grain aluminum paneling comes in a variety of colors and planking widths. Your wood grain choices are Beaded Birch, Frosted Maple, Beaded White, Honey Birch, Lite Birch, Westminster White, Provincial Pine, Paintable Deep Beaded, Oakdale, Fireside Cherry, Plain White Perforated Utility Panel and Oakdale Perforated Utility Panel.
Beaded Brown Birch
I will try to describe these wood grain wall panels to the best of my ability. The Beaded Birch has a medium brown stain with double-cut grooves cut down the length of the panel approximately 2 inches apart. The Frosted Maple is a grayish off-white stain. This panel also has double-cut grooves cut down the length of the panel approximately 2 inches apart.
Beaded White Birch
The Beaded White is a white stain with double-cut grooves cut down the length of the panel approximately 2 inches apart. The Honey Birch is a medium-dark brown stain with single grooves running down the length of the panel alternating between 4 and 6 inches apart.
The Lite Birch is a lighter brown stain with single grooves running down the length of the panel alternating between 4 and 6 inches apart. The Westminster White is, of course, white stain. Westminster White panel is a smooth panel and has no grooves.
Next we have Provincial Pine. Provincial Pine is a light brown stain which has double-cut grooves cut down the length of the panel approximately 4 inches apart. Paintable Deep Beaded comes with a white stain. It has the look of typical bead board. This panel has double-cut grooves cut down the length of the panel approximately 2 inches apart.
Next we have Oakdale. Oakdale is a medium dark brown stain panel with double-cut grooves cut down the length of the panel approximately 4 inches apart. So now we are at Fireside Cherry. Fireside Cherry is a deep dark brown stain. This panel has a single black groove going down the length of the panel alternating between 4 and 6 inches apart.
Perforated Wood Grain Panels
The next 2 wood grain wall panels are perforated. These panels are called Utility Wall Panels. The holes on these panels serve a purpose. What you do is install these panels in your workshop or garage over the open studs of the wall, so there is an open space behind the perforated panel. There are all types of hooks and holders you can buy at your local hardware store that slide into these perforations. After you apply the hooks that you choose, you will be able to hang your tools, brooms, winter shovels, gardening tools and just about anything within a reasonable size and weight. There are a wide variety of shelves and small storage units that are made to hang on perforated utility panels.
The first of these 2 perforated panels is the Plain White Perforated Utility Panel. That pretty much says it all. This is a white stained 4′ x 8′ perforated wall panel. The second perforated utility panel is called the Oakdale Perforated wall panel. This 4′ x 8′ perforated utility wall panel is finished in a medium-dark oak finish. If you are looking for a beautiful wood finished utility panel to organize your tools and supplies, then this panel is for you.
So now you know what is available to you in regards to wood grain wall paneling. Wood grain wall paneling is only a small part of what is available in wall paneling in general. I will follow up in the near future with more information on other types of wall paneling. I hope this has helped you to understand what is available to you when it comes to wall paneling of the wood grain type.