I’ve been sporadically working on the wall paneling over the past few weekends and finally have almost all of it put up. It took a lot longer than I was expecting (everything always does). I kept stopping to work on completely different systems (like the plumbing for the shower) as it prevented me from being able to put some of the panels in place. I also took a day and installed part of my electrical system so that I have lights that work. I’ve been living in the tiny house on the weekends and it’s nice having the lights at night. Who would have guessed?
Anywho, there’s nothing too complicated about the paneling. I installed a layer of OSB first because the paneling is only 3/16″ thick and I wanted something thicker than that to cover the spray foam insulation. It should also help hold any nails for pictures and whatnot.
I went with some simple, white paneling from Home Depot. Yes, there are a couple spots where you can see a gap where the sheets connect, but it’s in an area that will never be seen once I build the bed. I think the white color gives it a nice, clean feel and has a good contrast with the trim and ceiling. The trim is the same wood I used on the ceiling and the outside of the house. I’m trying to have it look both rustic and modern at the same time; somewhat of a blend of my two sides.
So far I’m really happy with how it’s coming along. As I said, I’ve been living in it on the weekends and I’m loving it. Feels really cozy.