LIVE Reclaimed Wood Paneling Installation

Watch Seth as he channels his inner Bob Ross/Tom Silva/Shoeless Hippie Handyman and presents you with a quick and easy install guide for covering a small nook in reclaimed wood paneling. This 1-2 hour project is a great way to update any room!

*Paneling used in video is LOGAN - natural clear coat on skip sanded reclaimed mix*

Interested in trying this DIY project? View our current selection for paneling & flooring or visit us at either our Fargo or Bismarck location to see our selections in person.

How to: Paneling Installation Guide

Alright.. So you bought some of our paneling but just don't know if you can install it yourself? Well, we're here to provide you with a step-by-step tutorial to help encourage your DIY self!

Optional Material:

  • Laser Level
  • Chalk Line
  • Construction Adhesive

Here's What You Need:

  • Paneling
  • Stud Finder
  • Level
  • Brad Nailer
  • 2" Brad Nails
  • Chop Saw
  • Pneumatic Air Gun
  • Marker

Let's Get Started!

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STEP 1

Open your bundles of paneling and lay out your material in 'easy to grab' piles.

To ensure an even distribution of colors from one of our natural styles, you can lay out the boards in the order you would like them to be placed so you can visually see it before placing it on the wall.

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STEP 2

On your chosen accent wall, use a stud finder to locate your studs.  Not every board needs to hit a stud but knowing where your studs are will help secure the paneling.

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STEP 3

Starting at the bottom corner of your wall, make sure your first board is level by using a hand level or a laser level.

Use your nail gun to tack your board in place trying to hit any studs you may cross along the way.

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OUTLET TIP

If you are placing paneling around an outlet or light switch, you will need to bump out the outlet as you work.  Once your paneling is completely installed, you can replace your outlet cover for a seamless look.

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STEP 4

Continue to lay your boards in rows of the same width and trim pieces once you reach a corner or the end of the wall.  When starting a new row, use your small cut off pieces – this will improve your staggered pattern and prevent creating waste.

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STEP 5

Make sure your paneling is staying level as you work your way up the wall.

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STEP 6

Continue to install the boards row by row until you reach the top of your wall. 

Trim the boards as needed to maintain a stagger, fit to a corner, or go around an outlet.

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STEP 7

Take a step back and admire your new wall..you did it!

Want to print this guide for easier viewing? View our FREE printable paneling install guide here.


Disclaimer: We are not responsible for installation issues or problems that arise during installation.  We will not be liable for any mistakes in calculating the amount of material needed or for improper installation which results in needing extra material to finish the job.

This guide is meant as a reference for basic practices and is not a comprehensive tutorial for the basic carpentry skills needed to successfully install your paneling.  Contact a licensed contractor for professional installation.

Don't want to DIY? Call us for a referral of a recommended installer!

Fargo - 701.361.8827  |  Bismarck - 701.715.6379


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The Process of Reclaimed Paneling: WARD

Have you ever wondered what the reclaimed material looks like before we mill it into paneling?

Wonder no more!  We recently got a semi load of some one-of-a-kind ND grain elevator material that we have been machining into a new, limited run of paneling called WARD. 

A lot of work goes into the process of turning raw boards into usable material. Read on to see some behind the scenes looks at the process! 

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When the raw grain bin material first arrives, boards are stuck together in stacks by a ton of nails. Before we are able to machine any of the material, our guys have to rip apart the stacks and denail all of the material by hand.

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Once all of the material has been denailed, the boards are milled to a 5/8" thickness and all sides are straightedged for easy installation. 

With this specific paneling style, the top surface is left with its natural patina.  Other paneling selections we offer are either planed, sanded, or finished in a special way to make them look a certain way.

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WARD is a great option for anyone looking for wood with a story. It's the classic reclaimed look that has become so popular and there's a limited amount of it available! 

Call to order this one-of-a-kind WARD paneling style before it's gone!

Fargo: 701-361-8827     Bismarck: 701-715-6379

Paneling Spotlight: WELLS

Our most popular gray paneling style has been a hit lately!

"Wells" is a hand-weathered graywash on an urban hardwood blend. All of this wood is from city trees that are removed from boulevards for disease or old age. We machine that wood into ready-to-install paneling, flooring, and other millwork for your home at unbeatable prices! 

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Recently we had a wave of photo submissions showcasing this popular wood paneling style. Browse below for inspiration. This material has been used on plenty of accent walls, ceiling details, and other unique applications.

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Wells features a flat gray stain that allows some warmth from the wood underneath to show through. There is no clear coat so the style is vey matte and natural looking. 

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Fargo Urban And Reclaimed Wood Producer Expands To Bismarck, ND

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 Clearance paneling bundles, one of a kind reclaimed boards and more are all in stock in our Dakota Timber Co: Bismarck showroom. 

Clearance paneling bundles, one of a kind reclaimed boards and more are all in stock in our Dakota Timber Co: Bismarck showroom. 

Our Bismarck storefront is officially up and running! We had a fantastic turnout for our Store Preview on Saturday May 5th with so much support from the Bismarck community - we can't wait to see all of the creative ways you'll use our material!

 Ready to browse and buy reclaimed lumber, slabs, shelves, mantels, and more!

Ready to browse and buy reclaimed lumber, slabs, shelves, mantels, and more!

The storefront is fully stocked with reclaimed lumber, reclaimed mantels and shelves, live edge slabs, and other wood goods ready to browse and buy. In-stock materials can go home with you immediately and custom orders can be placed for material like paneling, flooring, custom shelves, and custom mantels. 

 Our standard paneling and flooring samples are on display in our Bismarck showroom - all are sold by the square foot and are processed through our Fargo facility.

Our standard paneling and flooring samples are on display in our Bismarck showroom - all are sold by the square foot and are processed through our Fargo facility.

You can find our shop right behind the Sam's Club in Bismarck at 3007 Morrison Ave #4. We'll be open every Thursday + Friday from 10-6pm and on Saturdays from 10-4pm with potential for expanded weekday hours in the future.

 In stock mantels and shelves are a perfect way to finally finish that fireplace project! We have a great selection of one of a kind pieces in stock and can create something custom for you as well!

In stock mantels and shelves are a perfect way to finally finish that fireplace project! We have a great selection of one of a kind pieces in stock and can create something custom for you as well!

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Sneak Peek Of Our New Bismarck Showroom!

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We're excited to be expanding our business to Bismarck this May!

Our new location will be stocked with ready to buy materials like live edge slabs, mantels, shelves, paneling, and other reclaimed & urban wood- all sourced from the Dakotas and processed in our Fargo facility.

 Jack will be managing our Bismarck location. You can find him at the shop Thursday - Saturday!

Jack will be managing our Bismarck location. You can find him at the shop Thursday - Saturday!

Our showroom will be open to the public Thursday-Saturday and we'll keep it stocked with one of a kind pieces ready for any size project. In addition to ready to buy materials we'll be able to easily process custom orders and serve the Western part of the state!

 Our space is currently a blank slate awaiting new fixtures and displays. Just think of all the reclaimed and urban wood we can fit in this space!

Our space is currently a blank slate awaiting new fixtures and displays. Just think of all the reclaimed and urban wood we can fit in this space!

More details about our Grand Opening coming soon! Sign up for our e-mail newsletter (at the bottom of this web page) to stay up to date with the latest news at Dakota Timber Co. 

LOCATION

Dakota Timber Co. (Bismarck)

3007 Morrison Ave #4

Bismarck, ND 58504

HOURS
 

Thursday 10-6pm

Friday 10-6pm

Saturday 10-4pm

CONTACT

Jack Hodorff

701-715-6379

 

New Reclaimed Wood Tiles

 Our hexagon wood tiles measure 6" wide and are available in any of our paneling finishes.

Our hexagon wood tiles measure 6" wide and are available in any of our paneling finishes.

Our adventure into reclaimed wood tiles started with a custom order request from a client. We provided a mix of wood hexagon tiles to be used as the front of a bar in their space and immediately fell in love with the look. 

 Reclaimed wood hexagon tiles on the front of a bar in City Brew Hall.

Reclaimed wood hexagon tiles on the front of a bar in City Brew Hall.

Our reclaimed wood tiles (samples are shown in white) are available in three different shapes - hexagon, herringbone, and subway and can be made in any of our paneling finishes.

The tiles are perfect for adding interest to small spaces like backsplashes, small accent walls or can be used for DIY projects like headboards and desks!

 Herringbone style reclaimed wood tiles are available in any of our paneling finishes.

Herringbone style reclaimed wood tiles are available in any of our paneling finishes.

We put together a Pinterest board full of ideas and inspiration for what you can do with reclaimed wood tiles - the possibilities are endless! Stop by our showroom to see the wood tiles in person and talk with our staff about design ideas. 

WATSON WEDNESDAYS!

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If you've stopped by our shop or showroom within the last year you've probably met Watson. Watson is a 2.5 year old English Setter who belongs to our Master Finisher, Matt Johnson.

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Watson is known to happily greet customers, snooze in his dad's finishing shop, and steal all of our staff's lunches. Most recently however we have put him to work as our un-official (but pretty official) spokesdog!

Each Wednesday Watson will feature a new product or special on our Facebook page. From showcasing special clearance paneling styles to announcing when new slabs are in stock - he'll be bringing you the latest updates!

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So (if you don't already!) be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with what's up with Watson! He's excited for his new job responsibilities here at Dakota Timber Co! 

Dakota Timber Co's Holiday Sale + Small Business Saturday Deals!

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Small Business Saturday is one of our favorite days of the year! We love seeing the Fargo-Moorhead community out in droves supporting their favorite local businesses all throughout the region.

This year, you'll see huge savings on some great in-stock material. We're also excited to introduce a limited edition of DIY kits including these awesome reclaimed wood boot mats and a reclaimed wood blanket ladder kit - these kits will include everything you need to make your project from start to finish using Dakota Timber Co's reclaimed lumber!

SALE Specs:

  • Live-Edge Slabs: 20%-50% off
  • In-stock paneling: 20% off
  • In-stock Mantels and Shelves: 20%-70% off
  • Bargain Board Bundles: $5-$15 each
  • HATS: $10
  • TSHIRTS: $6
  • DIY Blanket Ladder Kit: $30
  • DIY Wood Mat Kit: $20
  • Make & Take Coasters and String Art: FREE!
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A Rustic and Cozy Reclaimed Cabin

Get ready to swoon over this gorgeous lakefront cabin out in Northwest Montana! This cabin is the perfect blend of cozy, rustic, and refined - with reclaimed wood galore and a bright & simple approach to decor. 

Dakota Timber Co. provided a ton of material for the home, from the exterior siding and beams to the flooring, trims, ceiling, and mantels inside. This cabin is a perfect example of the many ways that you can utilize wood in your home, from functional applications like flooring & beam work to decorative applications like paneling, trim, and even furniture.

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The  exterior of the cabin utilized our reclaimed exterior siding in a reverse board & batten style. The combination of reclaimed pine & fir boards creates a lot of visual interest and the material will continue to gain character over time. 

 Reverse board & batten reclaimed siding gives the exterior of the cabin a warm & rustic feel - perfect for it's lakeside location amongst the beautiful tamaracks of Northwestern Montana!

Reverse board & batten reclaimed siding gives the exterior of the cabin a warm & rustic feel - perfect for it's lakeside location amongst the beautiful tamaracks of Northwestern Montana!

 Reclaimed exterior siding pairs perfectly with corten accents. The steel will slowly rust over time complimenting the tones of the wood and making the exterior of this garage fit right into it's natural environment.

Reclaimed exterior siding pairs perfectly with corten accents. The steel will slowly rust over time complimenting the tones of the wood and making the exterior of this garage fit right into it's natural environment.

 The mix of wood tones in the reclaimed siding makes it easy to introduce other wood accents like doors, beams, and decking.

The mix of wood tones in the reclaimed siding makes it easy to introduce other wood accents like doors, beams, and decking.

 Simple black fixtures and hardware are used throughout the house to compliment the natural wood surfaces. Shake shingles side the screened in porch.

Simple black fixtures and hardware are used throughout the house to compliment the natural wood surfaces. Shake shingles side the screened in porch.

 A lakeside view of the cabin reveals the reclaimed exterior window trim and metal roofing. Reclaimed window and floor trim was used throughout the interior of the home as well.

A lakeside view of the cabin reveals the reclaimed exterior window trim and metal roofing. Reclaimed window and floor trim was used throughout the interior of the home as well.

We were so excited to provide reclaimed exterior material for this home. As much as we love providing interior materials like reclaimed paneling, shelves, and mantels we are passionate about functional sustainable materials. Reclaimed wood siding can completely change the entire feel of an otherwise simple design. Could you imagine this home covered in vinyl siding?

 Adding reclaimed trim to interior doors & windows is a simple way to make your space unique or tie in material from an accent wall or ceiling. This trim compliments the material that was used for the ceiling in the main room of the house.

Adding reclaimed trim to interior doors & windows is a simple way to make your space unique or tie in material from an accent wall or ceiling. This trim compliments the material that was used for the ceiling in the main room of the house.

 We love that this homeowner did not shy away from mixing wood tones. When it comes to natural patina reclaimed wood you can easily mix and match with other wood tones as the material has such a variety of color tones in it.

We love that this homeowner did not shy away from mixing wood tones. When it comes to natural patina reclaimed wood you can easily mix and match with other wood tones as the material has such a variety of color tones in it.

Our favorite room in the cabin is the main room which features warm reclaimed wood flooring, beautiful rugs, a cozy couch with plenty of pretty pillows and the most amazing fireplace we have ever seen.

The ceiling in this room utilizes exposed beams and reclaimed paneling provided by Dakota Timber Co. The fireplace mantel was custom built in a box-beam style (as opposed to a solid beam) and the homebuilder did an incredible job down to every detail.

 Exposed beams and reclaimed paneling make this ceiling the focus of the room. The black light fixtures give the whole room the true feeling of a mountain cabin.

Exposed beams and reclaimed paneling make this ceiling the focus of the room. The black light fixtures give the whole room the true feeling of a mountain cabin.

 Can you catch all of the reclaimed material we provided in this one photo alone? Flooring, trim, mantel, ceiling beams, and paneling. Neutral rugs and patterned pillows are the perfect accents for this space.

Can you catch all of the reclaimed material we provided in this one photo alone? Flooring, trim, mantel, ceiling beams, and paneling. Neutral rugs and patterned pillows are the perfect accents for this space.

 A detail of the reclaimed flooring which we sold unfinished. The homebuilder stained & sealed the material on site. 

A detail of the reclaimed flooring which we sold unfinished. The homebuilder stained & sealed the material on site. 

 Large picture windows reveal a perfect view of the lake. Here you can see a small peek of the table top we finished which was installed on a repurposed table base.

Large picture windows reveal a perfect view of the lake. Here you can see a small peek of the table top we finished which was installed on a repurposed table base.

White walls and white accepts like kitchen cabinets, rugs, and bedding keep this small cabin feeling open and bright. Windows also help bring in natural light and on cloudy days carefully chosen fixtures brighten the space.

 Simple white bedding and consistent black accents like the bed frame, lamp, and curtain rod give the rooms a consistent look.

Simple white bedding and consistent black accents like the bed frame, lamp, and curtain rod give the rooms a consistent look.

 Our live edge ash slabs make an appearance in the form of this custom bench. finished an ash slab to the client's desired stain and had our metal fabricator Brock Davis make simple legs.

Our live edge ash slabs make an appearance in the form of this custom bench. finished an ash slab to the client's desired stain and had our metal fabricator Brock Davis make simple legs.

 White cabinets and subway tile compliment the reclaimed wood floor that runs through the house. Black hardware also runs throughout the entire space keeping a clean and consistent look to the small space.

White cabinets and subway tile compliment the reclaimed wood floor that runs through the house. Black hardware also runs throughout the entire space keeping a clean and consistent look to the small space.

We are still blown away by the finished cabin. It's refreshing to see a project that utilizes reclaimed wood in so many different ways. We loved being able to be a one-stop supplier for such a variety of materials and hope that you've been inspired by this project.

To see more photos of this cabin be sure to follow @tamarack.cabin.montana on Instagram. You'll see behind the scenes photos of the home in progress and sneak peaks of design choices as the owner continues to make the space "home".

We love that our material has made it all the way to Montana but would be thrilled to see more cabins like this in our local community and in the lakes area of MN. If you or someone you know is in the planning process of a new home or lake palce- it's the perfect time to consider your materials! Could you incorporate some reclaimed siding? Maybe use genuine reclaimed exterior beams instead of new timbers or box beams? We would love to help you throughout the process and show you that reclaimed wood can be so much more than accent paneling!

 

 

A huge thanks to the Morrison family who allowed us to photograph and share their beautiful home!