Step 1 – Install the horizontal pieces
Start by installing the horizontal pieces that – the top and the “baseboard”. They are simply attached to the studs using 2″ nails and a nail gun.
Step 2 – attach the outermost vertical pieces
Measure the exact height of the vertical pieces on the two ends on the wall and attach using 2″ nails and nail gun.
Step 3 – attach the remaining vertical boards
Measure and mark the spacing – center to center for each board, check for level using a torpedo level and attach using 2″ finish nails and a nail gun.
HOW TO GET THE PERFECT FIT FOR THE BATTENS
In order to get the perfect fit, cut the boards slightly larger than you need. Then mark the exact location of the cut and make the cut.
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