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Feature wall with timber panelling

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This living room was transformed by an attractive feature wall using timber panelling and wallpaper.



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The project


We transformed our living room wall using Bunnings products.


We found a special edition wallpaper at Bunnings and ordered through the Special Orders desk. If you're looking to do the same, purchase two extra rolls to make sure you have the correct alignment around edges. We used Superfresco easy wallpaper adhesive to secure it to the wall.




For the wooden panel section of the wall, we first painted the wall black to hide the original beige colour. My husband cut the panels using a mitre saw and used a nail gun to secure them to the studs. We also used liquid nails where there were no studs.


Before and after





Tools and materials


  • Superfresco Easy Black Checker wallpaper


  • Superfresco Easy wallpaper adhesive


  • Specrite 42mm x 18mm x 2.7m pre-oiled Merbau FJ screening


  • Masking tape


  • Selleys Liquid Nails


  • Nail gun


  • Circular saw


  • Utility cutter.


More panelling projects


Panelling is a simple way to spruce up a flat wall and create a stunning feature in any room. For more great ideas, check out VJ panelling projects for any room in the house.


Building a Reputation

Looks amazing 🤩 

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Do you have a wall that could benefit from a transformation like this @Mishmash? It really is a stunning result that could completely transform the feeling of an entire home. 


We'd be keen to assist if you wanted to complete a project like this.




Just Starting Out

I prefer in my living area too. This looks amazing :smile: 

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @amanbath


Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's wonderful to have you join us.


Let me tag @Monika1 so that they are made aware of your kind comments. Are you planning your living room remodel soon? If you are, please don't hesitate to share your project with us. Our members are more than happy to provide advice or information should you need it.


Here are some of the amazing feature wall projects our Workshop members have shared.



We look forward to seeing your first project. 




Finding My Feet


Hi,it is a nice work indeed. Loved your floor. What colour and brand have you used for flooring? 

Retired Team Member
Retired Team Member

Thanks for contributing to this discussion @nafisa. Are you planning a renovation at the moment?


Look forward to hearing more about the flooring from @Monika1. Let me also tag @EricL and @MitchellMc who may be able to help.




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Thank you @Mishmash , @Pawan and everyone who liked our work.


@nafisa, the flooring we did 2 years ago. It’s done over the existing tiles. It’s vinyl waterproof flooring. Colour is Luxury Grey Oak - something - I am sorry but I

don’t remember exactly the brand. You can visit Bunnings though - they have good display. 

Also, we have added the underlay. 

I have attached some after and before pictures of the flooring. 

Hope this helps. 





Building a Reputation

Hi everyone

I’m just trying to copy this finish. 
It looks lush . 
how are they fixing the Merbau to the walls ?

I understand the nail gun concept but I’m not understanding where to put the nails etc

Any help is appreciated 
Thanks in advance 


Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hi @Mishmash,


Let me mention @Monika1 to see if there was any additional information they could provide about how they hung the panelling. 


They refer to using a nail gun to attach the timber to the studs. If you are not familiar with the construction of a stud wall and what you'll be nailing into behind the plaster sheeting, I've created an image and placed it below for you. You'll have the row of noggins in the middle of the wall to nail into and hopefully the top and bottom of the frame if they're accessible. As they mentioned, everywhere else will require construction adhesive


I haven't personally tried it, but I would imagine shooting a nail into just the plaster would be better than no nail at all. It won't grip anywhere near as well as if it went into a timber stud, but I'd think it would hold to an extent.


Please let me know if you have any questions.




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Thanks Mitchell , It is appreciated that’s very helpful. 

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