This was my first woodworking project. I started with reclaimed wood cut into tongue and groove panels. Stained some panels and white washed a few. Lined the panels up on the floor to get the right look before installing. Marked studs on the wall top to bottom with a pencil. Started connecting the tongue and groove panels at the top and securing with my ryobi cordless brad nailer and 1.5in. nails. Checked first row with level and got perfectly straight. Laid every row down from the first and cutting the last one in the row to fit the wall with my ryobi cordless circular saw. Cutout outlet with the ryobi cordless jigsaw. Overall the look came out very good and I framed it in with stained edge guard on the corners to match.
Nice wall! I am in the process of making my own, but a slight bit of difference in the way I'm attaching things. I purchased 3 brown 4x8 sheets of brown board. I cut them to fit the wall, laid it all out on the floor (wow does this take up some space) and working on getting the pattern I want. I will attach the brown board first with my nailer and then plan to use liquid nails to attach my slats onto the board. I used a thin tongue and groove board I found at lowes in a package of 6 each. I chose this because I am getting older and can't lift like I used to, otherwise, I may have used pallets. Mine looks very similar to yours with a slight color difference. I can't wait to get this room done!
Thanks for the comment. I did the same thing! I laid it out on the dining room floor so I could get the pattern I wanted. I just stained and white washed some of the panels to add a little bit of difference in color. I nailed them all to the wall with a BRAD nail 1.5in. with no glue since the panels were so thin. It stays very secure as long as you hit some of the studs. I bet your wall will look great.