A salesman may sell you Georgia Pacific decorative 3'16" wall paneling
(4'x8') and some paneling nails and tell you. "Go to it! Nail that
paneling to wall studs and have fun!"
WARNING! READ THE FINE PRINT! You must GLUE and NAIL the paneling to
heavy plywood or heavy (3/8" min) thick wallboard! (or you must nail
2x4 horizontal cross members between the vertical 2x4 studs- about 20"
apart)- to provide enough surface and holding power to the paneling.
If you don't, it will weave and buckle and look HORRIBLE! (Even if
you allow the paneling to aclimate to room temp and humidity for many
GP has a lot of nerve not impressing this information on salespeople
on the floor. (Home Depot, Menards and others)
I had to carefully tear down the paneling, put up a lot of horiz studs
and glue and nail it back on to keep the paneling flat just like it