Office Plank Wall

DIY, Projects

  1. Anna says:

    I just can’t get enough of your home! It looks so nice. May I ask, where is your piece of furniture from?

  2. Love all of your plank walls, they look amazing.

  3. Sara says:

    Love it!!!

  4. Jenna Sue says:

    Beautiful results as always, Shayna! We’re plank wall post twins today 😉

  5. Your office wall looks beautiful! My husband and I used your plank wall tutorial this weekend in our mudroom. It worked out great! I’ll be posting about it tonight. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Deb says:

    looks wonderful! It is amazing what a plank wall does to a room.

  7. Jenna says:

    This is gorgeous!! Such a beautiful accent wall that adds so much character!

  8. I love your abacus/ruler style calendar! Did you make that? I’m new to your blog, so I don’t know if you’ve already posted about it or not.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Cassie! Welcome to the WGC! So happy to have you! I bought the wood calendar from Decor Steals. I hope that helps! 😀

  9. clara says:

    Love the wall turn out so beautiful.I like your reef and was wonder if you made it i have seen them on other peoples blog .

  10. Liz Fourez says:

    Now I want white planked walls in MY office! So beautiful, and I can’t wait to see more room progress!

  11. Sarah says:

    Such a gorgeous space! I need you to come do a plank wall in my house – you kill it every time!!

  12. Jamie says:

    Wowzer! This is gorgeous! I love this space 😉

  13. Shayna, this post could not have come at a better time! I want Bobby to plant a bathroom wall. Thanks so much for the great diy!!!! LOVE the outcome!

  14. Autumn says:

    You may have mentioned this before, and I’m sorry in advance! But where did you get the desk from?

  15. I so love your style! Every time I visit your blog, I love everything I see! Another beautiful project! 🙂

  16. April Hoff says:

    You are tooooo adorably cute! I love the video! The 3M Patch + Primer looks so easy to use, I’m definitely going to look for it at the store next time!

  17. Debbie says:

    Love, love, love it!

  18. I love love love it Shayna – we did a plank wall in our boys’ shared room and it is my FAVE. Great tip on the fillers – goodness knows there will be a zillion holes to fill!!

  19. […] almost like I’m on a roll or something… especially since I just shared our new office plank wall- THANK YOU all so much for the lovely comments. You seriously […]

  20. Corrinne says:

    Shayna says, 482 holes to fill, but who’s counting??!! Oh my goodness, how long did that process actually take? It is well worth it, your plank walls are fantastic looking.


  21. oh stop. who cares if the other side is a disaster zone when this side looks like a magazine?!?!?! okay, well, if it was my house I’d care but seriously, Shayna… LOOOOOVE IT!!!!!

  22. Looks gorgeous, Shayna! I think I need a plank wall in our house! Thanks for sharing your method!

    ~Abby =)

  23. Lisa R says:

    Hi there! I am so happy to have finally seen how this is done! We have a semi-open floor plan with our kitchen and family room-all one ceiling and I think this will be a great way to hide some imperfections. Have you even done or seen a ceiling done in planking? Wondering how to trim it out against the wall…

  24. M says:

    LOVE ♡♡♡ xox M

  25. Karen says:

    Beautiful wall and beautiful home! I read wall planking tuts whenever I find them. Want to do this so bad! Do you not caulk along the sides? If not, why? Thank you!

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Karen! THANK YOU so much for the lovely comment! We do not caulk along the edge unless we use quarter round. In this case, I don’t caulk them because we left it as is. I’ve found that if you do caulk the sides, a bunch of the caulking gets between the planks and it has to be dug out. It’s just my personal preference not too… it’s not very much fun to scrape out the caulking. 😀

  26. […] For the two sides, we used leftover flooring underlayment from our office plank wall… […]

  27. […] so happy I chose to paint them white! They’re the perfect compliment to the plank wall we just installed and the other side of the […]

  28. Sarah says:

    I’ve been admiring all the planking in your home and considering doing this in our home as well. Problem is, we live on a ranch and that of course comes with a lot of dirt and dust. Since you are in the same boat, have you noticed dirt lingering in the space between the boards? Just like lovely open shelving in a kitchen, it doesn’t quite seem practical for our situation. What’s your experience? Beautiful home by the way!

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Sarah! I completely know what you mean about the dirt and dust! Luckily, I haven’t noticed any of it collecting in between the planks. I’ve kept my eye out for it, but haven’t had any problems thus far! I hope that helps! 😀

  29. […] We added a piece of 1/4″ flooring underlayment, cut to size, for the back. It’s the same material we use for our planks walls… […]

  30. Thanks for the tutorial! I love love love planked walls and am thinking about adding them in our closet and nursery. But I have a question, did you removed your baseboard while planking your walls? I’d love to avoid that but I’m afraid that if we don’t it will look odd. We have the typical colonial baseboards.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much! We love our plank walls! When installing them, we left our baseboards on, and planked down to them. Once we got to the bottom, we custom cut the plank for the remaining gap. It honestly doesn’t look funny! Hope that helps! 😀

  31. alissa says:

    What sheen of paint did you use?

    • Shayna says:

      Typically I use eggshell on all our walls. However, on the plank wall it’s a semi-gloss. I hope that helps! 🙂

  32. JJ says:

    the plank wall is gorgeous. I also like seeing the woodgrain in the plank wall. What would you do to this if you wanted to just clear coat it? How would you deal with the nailholes or would you just let them show through?

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much, JJ! Hmmm… if I were to leave them original, I would probably use a matte or satin poly and brush it on. I would leave the nail holes showing. I hope that helps! 🙂

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  34. Sainte-Nance says:

    Thanks for your blog, that’s the exact look we were looking for our dining room.
    We used 1/4 inch ply wood cut in planks and now that every thing is nailed on the wall I’m looking at the 1/4 wide irregular space left between the first plank and the ceiling.
    What kind of caulking did you use to fill that up ?

    • Shayna says:

      We also had a gap, but we filled it with white painting caulk by Dap. It’s called “Alex”, and it works great! I hope that helps! 🙂

  35. Brittany says:

    Love your plank wall!!! We’re currently putting a nursery together for our first little one and I would love to do something like this. Did you find the paint beaded up in the gaps between the boards using a roller? And can you see in between the gaps? The wall I’m hoping to do ours on is currently painted with a square pattern using many different colors of paint. We’re unsure if we need to paint the wall first or if that would just be one extra unnecessary step.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much, Brittany! For the walls, I always use a super smooth skinny, wienie roller. There’s not any texture, so it doesn’t hold as much paint. For the most part, the paint doesn’t get in the gaps, but it will occasionally. I keep a putty knife handy to scrape between the gap. Problem solved! Also, if you have a bunch of color underneath the planks, you will be able to see any bright colors through the plank gaps. To be safe, I would paint the wall. I hope this helps! 🙂

  36. Graham says:

    Was there a reason you didn’t prime the wood first? I’d love to skip that step.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Graham! Yes, we don’t prime our plank walls. I’ve never noticed a reason for it. The first coat of paint soaks in a tiny bit, but by the second, it looks great. Depending on the color you choose, you may have a light third coat. Especially if you are using a white paint. I hope that helps.

  37. jennifer ullmann says:

    Beautiful wall!! What size nails did you use, and did you match them up to the studs in the wall?

  38. Colleen says:

    Why the nickel? Expansion? Is it mandatory?

  39. […] the planks, we use 1/4″ flooring underlayment, just like we did on our office plank wall. It comes as a 4″ x 8″ sheet and we use our table saw to rip them down to 5 1/2″ […]

  40. Annie says:

    Help!! I enlisted my son and his friend to put up the planks but they didn’t leave any space between each one and now it doesn’t look right even after painting. Is there anything I can do to make it look better other than take it all down??

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Annie! Unfortunately, if it doesn’t look right, I’m not sure what else to do besides take the planks off the wall and start over. That would certainly be the best thing. I’m sorry!

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