January 1st I set a lot of huge goals for myself. Eating healthier, working out, going to bed earlier, focusing on inner health annnnd to DIY a lot more. It’s how this blog was founded in 2015 and my most popular and most viewed blogs are DIY blogs, so I knew I wanted to incorporate a ton more of it into 2020. Today I’ll be teaching you how to build your own asymmetrical wood wall.
These walls seem to be all over Instagram and Pinterest and I saved my first asymmetrical wood wall back in summer and I KNEW that I wanted to incorporate it somewhere in our home.
Well, our Den/Office that we’re currently making over is the perfect space and we decided to plank the back wall. Keep in mind, this tutorial will be ultra easy and aimed at beginners. We didn’t caulk our pieces as we’re renters and we want to easily be able to take it down when we leave with no damage to the wall.
Why You Need A Asymmetrical Wood Wall
- Ultra Cheap ( Cost us under 45.00 CA / 34 US )
- Such Minimal Damage. If you’ve ever seen a nail from a nail gun, the holes are almost impossible to see. So it’s such an easy hole to file if you’re renters.
- It’s Fast!
- Makes a Huge Impact!
Here’s the original photo I pinned on Pinterest. From Angela Rose Home
What Will You Need?
- Brad Nailer
- Primed MDF Boards ( We got these at Home Depot )
- Wall Putty
- Sand Paper
- Straight Edge
- Measuring Tape
- Mitre Saw ( But You could even use a Skill or Hand Saw )
Let’s Get Started!
For our Asymmetrical Wood Wall we wanted one vertical piece as our starting off point. I will let you know that this is a imperfect wall. Hence the name asymmetrical, so you can create your wall however you like!
Then we got to measure our first slanted piece. You can totally do this alone, but if there are two of you, it will go much faster. While I held the piece of wood on the wall, Glen drew on the wood the exact angle we would need to cut, then took it out to cut – easy peasy.
If you’re doing this wall alone, I would suggest you put painters tape on your wall so you can then take it off the wall, put it on your wood and draw the angle so you can get an exact cut!
The photo above, we measured the angle that connects to the vertical piece and now he’s measuring the angle at the wall.
The is super easy, just lots of measuring and drawing. We used a pencil to draw on our planks. But you can also use painters tape as mentioned above.
SO, without further ado… I want to show you our finish Asymmetrical Wood Wall.
Also, please lower your expectations of my photography as it’s the apocalypse outside and this room has now windows, so, HELLO FLASH.
A few questions I’ve received about our wall:
How did you pick a design?
We didn’t, we just did whatever we wanted. That’s the beauty of this design is you can really do whatever you want with the wall. Nothing has to match or look symmetrical.
Did you paint the strips first?
No, we painted this room last week and we added the strips yesterday. We then painted the strips after nailing them to the wall. We like to use a roller for a more seamless paint job.
If you’re a renter, why are you doing this to your wall?
Honestly, if you’ve ever seen nail gun nails, they’re pretty skinny. You can barely see the nail to the naked eye. So when we move someday, the holes with be very very easy to fill. It’s a great project if you rent as it will not damage the wall. Plus, your landlord might like it.
What do you guys think of the wall?