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Chevron Wood Installation Instructions

General Tools and Materials:

  • Caulk Gun Caulk Gun
  • Chalk Line / Laser Chalk Line / Laser
  • Clean Cloth Clean Cloth
  • Color Coordinating Textured Caulk Color Coordinating Textured Caulk
  • Cotton Swabs Cotton Swabs
  • Level / Laser / Plumb Bob Level / Laser / Plumb Bob
  • Panels Panels
  • Wood Cutting Saw with Finish Blade Wood Cutting Saw with Finish Blade
  • Speed Square Speed Square
  • Safety Glasses Safety Glasses
  • Small Paint Brush Small Paint Brush
  • T-square T-square
  • Tack Cloth Tack Cloth
  • Tape Measure Tape Measure
  • Touchup KIt Touchup KIt
  • Water Water
  • Pencil Pencil
  • 1 5/8” Drywall Screws 1 5/8” Drywall Screws
  • Screw Gun / Drill Driver & Driver Bits Screw Gun / Drill Driver & Driver Bits
  • Drainage
Mat Drainage Mat
NOTE: (1) tube of textured caulk is typically needed for every (4) panels.

24 Hours Before Starting

Acclimate all panels by storing them flat in the installation location (but away from moisture and direct sunlight or other heat sources) for at least 24 hours.


WARNING:

  • Be sure to obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.
  • Wear safety glasses during the entire installation process.
  • Be sure to follow all applicable building codes.
  • Always comply with clearances set forth by the manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat source.

Chevron Wood Installation Instructions

Before You Start

  • Walls must be structurally sound and in good condition. Evaluate the wall and floor make a plan to address any warping and bowing.
  • Gather all tools and materials.
  • For exterior Installation, install exterior sheathing and house wrap.

Installation will run floor to ceiling then left to right.

Installation will run floor to ceiling then left to right.

Click Here for Care and Maintenance info.

Directions

Install Drainage Mat (exterior only)

Step 1

Install Drainage Mat (exterior only)

Tools:

  • Drainage Mat
  • Deck Screws
  • Screw Gun/Drill Driver with Driver Bits

NOTE: Skip this step if installing with adhesive only method over concrete, masonry or metal.

  1. Orient the roll so that the grid side faces the wall and the smoother side faces out.
  2. Fasten the drainage mat to the wall using deck screws long enough to pass through the mat, house wrap and into the structural material.
  • Please comply with all regional building codes. Drainage mats are required for all exterior installations except those over concrete/masonry/metal.
  • The DM-3611R Drainage Mat meets Canadian Building Codes and is required for most exterior installations in Canada.
  • Exterior sheathing and house wrap must be installed before the drainage mat.

Orient Panels

Step 2

Orient Panels

Orient each of the panels so that the flat lip (A) is up. Your order will include panels from multiple molds as indicated by “- A” and “- B” stamped after the SKU on the panel.

TIP: Establish an installation order by laying all of the panels out prior to starting the installation process. Look at the variation in color and texture to ensure no one section draws the eye.


Prepare Surfaces

Step 3

Prepare Surfaces

Tools:

  • Clean Cloth
  • Tack Cloth

Wipe walls with a tack cloth to remove any dirt or sawdust. Clean surfaces are required to ensure the panels adhere properly.


Install Bottom and Left Trim Pieces (optional)

Step 4

Install Bottom and Left Trim Pieces (optional)

Tools:

  • Speed Square
  • Trim
  • Deck Screws
  • Screw Gun/ Drill Driver with Driver Bits
  1. Install bottom and left side trim pieces by toescrewing them to the wall with a screw every 12-18 inches. Screws do not need to hit a stud.
  2. It is essential that trim pieces meet at a perfect 90 degree angle to ensure panels align properly.

Trim Bottom Panels

Step 5

Trim Bottom Panels

Tools:

  • Wood Cutting Saw with Finish Blade
  1. Determine the number of panels needed to span the width of the installation.
  2. Trim the tail portion off the bottom panels. Take extreme caution to trim panels at an identical height. This is CRITICAL to the seams lining up during installation.
  3. Set aside all but one of the cut panels.

Note: Retain the cut portions of the panel as they may be useful when it comes to completing a column.


Attach Panel to Wall

Step 6

Attach Panel to Wall

Tools:

  • Screw Gun / Drill Driver & Bits
  • Drywall Screws
  • Level / Laser / Plumb Bob

Screw the panel to the wall by adding screws along the lip of the panel. Slightly countersink the screws.

Finish First Column

Step 7

Finish First Column

Tools:

  • Wood Cutting Saw with Finish Blade
  • Tape Measure
  • Clean Cloth
  • Caulk Gun
  • Color Coordinating Textured Caulk
  • Level / Laser / Plumb Bob
  1. Repeat Step 6 for full panels.
  2. If the portion that was trimmed in Step 5 completes the height of your installation then use it here. If not, then trim the top-most panel to fit the desired installation height. Be sure to leave room for trim boards, if applicable.
  3. Install the top panel following the same process as the full sized panels.

Trim and Install Remaining Panels and Add Optional Trim Boards

Step 8

Trim and Install Remaining Panels and Add Optional Trim Boards

Install the remaining panels following Step 6 to Step 7 above.

IMPORTANT - Take extreme care to ensure that the planks line up during this step.

Step 9

Touch-Up As Needed

Tools:

  • Water
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Touch-up Kit
  • Paint Brush
  • Spackle / Wood Putty
  • Clean Cloth
  1. Fill holes using spackle/wood putty. IMPORTANT: Do not overfill the holes or attempt to sand the spackle/wood putty. Sanding will ruin the surface.
  2. If your touch-up kit contains a base coat, use a cotton swab to apply a light layer of the base coat and allow it to dry completely (about 30 minutes).
  3. Using a paint brush, apply the appropriate paint then dab with a soft cloth to blend and allow to dry completely (about 30 minutes).
  4. If your touch-up kit contains a wash, apply the wash using a paint brush and dab with a soft cloth to blend. If the bottle is labeled “wash concentrate” add tap water to the neck of the bottle, screw the lid back on and shake to mix before using.
HINTS
  • If you need to mix colors to achieve the desired shade, we recommend doing so on a piece of scrap material.
  • Paint can be thinned by adding water.
  • Start wth lighter colors.