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On a visit to New Orleans, my wife saw a friend's new house where she covered a bedroom wall using reclaimed wood from homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. She liked it so much, she wanted to do something similar at our house. She decided that we could redo one of our powder room walls. She found a product called Stikwood.

Stikwood is a thin strip of wood with adhesive backing. Since we are wine fans and live near Napa Valley, she selected Stikwood made from reclaimed wine barrels. Each piece of reclaimed barrel oak spent years playing an important part in the wine making process, and the complex colors and aromas are captured in the Stikwood.

Step 1: Measure the Wall

Use a tape measure to determine the square footage of coverage required.

Here is the end result.
<p>How many boxes did you need for this wall?</p>
<p>I bought 2 boxes of the same kind. If I had it to do over again, I would get two boxes, each of a different kind. That would have added more variety to the wall. The strips are a standard size, so the job woudl not ahev been any harder.</p>
<p>I bought 2 boxes. I had some extra .</p>
<p>This looks like a fantastic way to make an accent wall. I love how simple this is! </p>
Knowing what I know now, it is easy. The trick is to:<br><br>1. Paint all the way to the edges (I didn't).<br>2. Err on the side of cutting pieces a little too short instead of a little too long.<br>3. Align the template to the row of pieces instead of the ceiling or floor.<br><br>With those in mind, easy peasey.

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