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Stikwood: The New Peel & Stick Wood Paneling

Stikwood: The New Peel & Stick Wood Paneling

Almost everyone has a wall that doesn’t look right, or a table, or the back of a kitchen island. Maybe it’s an empty bedroom wall that makes the room look cold. Maybe it’s a drab beige office wall. Maybe it’s an old IKEA table that has seen better days. Perhaps you’ve been looking for a way to bring natural, harmonizing elements into your space, but you just haven’t figured it out.

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Reclaimed weathered wood by Stikwood via Stickwood.com.

I just discovered Stikwood, and I think it is a brilliant solution to all of the above situations. With Stikwood, any room can look like it has artisanal bespoke reclaimed wood, or smooth bamboo, walls built by an earnest San Francisco carpenter. Don’t have a remodeled condo in the Mission? Ha ha, neither do I. But with the help of Stikwood, our own apartments and condos can have that look.

Stikwood is, in plain language, 1/8 inch thick wooden planks that can be affixed to a clean, sanded surface with adhesive strips that are factory-mounted on their flip sides. While not a total beginner’s project (the planks need to be cut down to size with a power saw), “the world’s first peel and stick solid wall planking” is certainly easier to install than regular wood paneling.

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Wood paneling by Stikwood via Stikwood.com.

Like bead board wallpaper, Stikwood is able to create the illusion of custom trim woodwork, for a fraction of the price and time. Sourced and manufactured in the USA, it’s a pretty green product. The company claims that Stickwood products are VOC free, which is great for people with sensitivities to scents, which can be triggered by remodelers using noxious adhesives and paints.

The photos of customers’ projects on Stikwood’s Tumblr are pretty inspiring. One customer used Stikwood to cover the back side of a kitchen island. Another totally changed the look of a living room by covering a wall with it. Another customer framed a fireplace with it (it’s flammable like all wood; it appears that the fireplace is not in use).

Have you tried Stikwood? I’m excited to try it myself. With so many possible DIY applications and a fairly reasonable price, Stikwood is an attractive new material to work with.

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By Chaya Kurtz, Networx

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5:25PM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

nice

9:50AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Lin...it is 1/8" thick wood with adhesive strips to attach. It is not contact paper. For me though, it appears to be expensive.

9:02PM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Looks like the old contac paper to me, thicker is bout it.

10:42AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

I haven't tried it myself, but the pictures really do look great. I am a huge fan of wood and brick indoors, but it is so costly. I like seeing alternatives. One of these days I will try it....

4:59AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

very nice

11:33PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Looks very nice..

10:10PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Looks million dollars...

9:13PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

wonder if I can cover a door..

8:08PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Being VOC free is the best part!

7:10PM PST on Mar 8, 2013

pretty.

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