Please Put Up Wayne's Coat!
No, not in your coat closet... on your walls! Sometimes misunderstood and spelled as "wayne's coat," wainscot refers to paneling on the lower portion of a wall. It is also correctly spelled as wainscott, wainscoting, and wainscotting... but is just as often misspelled or misprounounced as wainscoat, wainscoating, and the funniest... "wayne's coat."
The term "wainscot" is thought to be derived from a Dutch word that originally referred to a superior quality of oak used for fine panel work, and has been used in the English language since the 16th century.
However, it wasn't until the 18th century that the style of paneling changed from full height to one that only covered the lower portion of the wall. The term then began to refer to this shorter paneling, and is still how we use the word today.
To help get your Wainscot project going, we're putting our Yellow Pine Beadboard on sale...
Here are some examples of Wainscot paneling, from simple applications to more detailed trimwork. This first one is Yellow Pine that has been stained.
1. Above, our 3-1/4" Yellow Pine Beadboard is installed wall-to-wall with 1" Nosing as a Cap and our Baseboard at the bottom.
Installing the Baseboard in front of the Beadboard covers the gap between Beadboard and floor. If nails will be covered by the Cap Moulding and Baseboard, then simply nail at the top and bottom of each wainscot board.
If wainscot is taller than 36" it is best to also nail through the tongue halfway along the height of the each board, as described at our installation page.
Our History - Part II
In our June newsletter, we celebrated our thirty-fourth anniversary with a timeline of our first year. As promised last month, here's what happened next in the history of Vintage.
We've just passed our first anniversary, and here comes another major milestone!
We are moving from the small workshop on Gregory's rural property to an old building in downtown Quinlan, Texas.
1981 - 1986
We're still growing fast and adding staff to meet demand.
In fact, we've been growing so rapidly that each time an adjoining building becomes available we rent it and knock a hole through the wall!
By the mid-80s, we have strung together all but two of the buildings on our side of Main Street.
We're adding lots of new items and getting crowded once again... So, we are building our own facility on the edge of town.
We've been happy here ever since! Each year, we add a few more products, thousands of new customers, and keep "Bringing Back Yesterday in Quality and Service."