How to Install a Faux Log Wall

Faux log cabin walls can improve the appearance of the inside of your house.

Faux log walls create an impressive interior design without breaking the bank.Faux log walls create an impressive interior design without breaking the bank.
The wall panels are available in segments that are easily linked together to create a fluid appearance on your walls and even your ceilings. Faux log walls are inexpensive, compared to the cost of natural wood log walls. The installation of faux wood panels also is less time-consuming than construction of wood log walls.

Position a piece of the faux wood on the bottom of the wall. It should be flush against the wall onto which you are affixing the faux wood. Ensure it fits well. Administer glue lightly on the back of the wood panel. Hammer in a nail at each corner of the wood.

Position the next piece of faux wood next to the first to make a row of wood. Ensure it is flush. Glue the faux wood panel to the wall. Hammer a nail into each corner of the wood. Repeat the process until you complete a row. If you have excess wood beyond the wall, cut off the excess with a circular saw. Sand off the cut edge. Glue the panel to the wall. Hammer nails into each corner of the panel.

Assemble the second row in a flush manner directly above the first. Repeat the process until the wall is completed. Load your colored caulk into your caulk gun. Fill caulk in the gaps between faux wood panels. Even out the caulk with a putty knife to make the caulk job appear more clean. Put a dab of caulk over each nail and flush it out against the panel with the putty knife. Wait for the caulk to dry.

Apply paint with a paintbrush over the caulk you used on the wall. Use a paint that is as identical to the wood color as possible. If you can't find a paint, mix your own color with different browns, blacks and whites. Paint lightly over the areas. Avoid sloppily applying the paint. Wait for the paint to dry.

Things You Will Need

  • Faux wood panels
  • Finishing nails
  • Hammer
  • Sandpaper
  • Caulking gun
  • Caulk
  • Paintbrush
  • Circular saw
  • Putty knife

Tips

  • Use colored caulk to match the color of the faux wood.
  • Use a thin putty knife.

About the Author

Heath Wright has been writing since 2000. He was first published in the eighth grade for his poetry. Since then, he has written journalism for his high school. He was also a contributing writer and editorial assistant for "The Quill," the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He has a Bachelor of Arts in theater and a minor in marketing.