We didn't have any tools in our second house and wanted to do a barn wood bar. It was much easier than we thought. Reclaimed wood wall paneling made easy.
What you will need
Trim screws (phosphate coated with small head)
Reciprocating saw (to cut electric plug space)
Clamps (to hold wood steady while sawing)
Drill (or screw driver)
How to do this project
This is how it was setup before. It looks good already, but we had to stop using the high chairs because people were touching the wall with dirty shoes. The wood is intended to look good and protect the area.
We didn't have much space and tools, so improvised a tarp to collect the dust and used a hand saw to try to minimize the dust in the air.
We started by screwing the borders first. Needed to measure the energy plug.
Attach the first two pieces to the wall. We used trim screws that screw to the studs in the back of the drywall.
Cutting last piece!
We used a small scrapper to clean the wood. This was the only thing we had at the house, but did the job well since we didn't want to use the sander.
Here's the final version! We were very pleased. Total time spent was 2 hours.