Rustic Accent Barn Boards

J.D. Irving, Limited Rustic Accent Barn Boards (currently available in Weathered Grey, White Wash, and Driftwood Brown - please refer to bottom of page for Color Match Formulas) are a genuine wood product made with solid kiln-dried eastern white pine.

Easily and economically turn an ordinary room or project into something extra-ordinary and modern with the warmth and charm of wood. Each piece is completely different to provide a unique finished look. Each board is pre-finished with an exclusive environmentally friendly low VOC water based paint and glaze.

These boards can be used for hundreds of projects! The most common projects are accent walls using various pattern styles (such as horizontal, vertical, or on a 45⁰ angle) wainscoting, ceilings, home entertainment, wet bar, décor accent, tables, headboards, furniture. (see video below for inspirational images)

We were proud to collaborate with Judith Mackin of TUCK Studio, Jennifer Irving Photography, and Sean McGrath (all located in Saint John, NB), to create these fantastic Lifestyle Images.  To view, please click on TUCK's Blog Post link:

September 21st, 2017 - New Expansion at TUCK Studio!  Introducing TUCK Kitchen + Bath:

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This product is intended for interior use only.  (Note: They can be used for exterior use when properly sealed with a clear exterior sealer.)


Nominal Size 1 x 4 x 6-8' lengths and 1 x 8 x 6-8' lengths

Actual size 7/8 x 4 x 6-8' lengths and 7/8 x 8 x 6-8' lengths

J.D. Irving, Limited Rustic Accent Barn Boards in Weathered Grey are now available at most Home Depot stores across Canada.

Pattern Options:

Barn Board Patterns


Accent Wall

Accent Wall Installation Guide:

  • Installation Tools Recommended
    • clean work area or work bench
    • safety glasses
    • ear plugs
    • dust mask
    • stud finder
    • tape measure
    • 4’ foot level
    • electric or traditional miter box/saw
    • pencil
    • Touch-up paint - color match at your local building supply paint counter.
    • foam brush or small paint roller
    • nails or screws
    • wall anchors (in case studs cannot be found)
    • hammer, air-nailer or screw gun
    • construction adhesive
    • caulking gun

Step 1: Clean and prepare your wall.

  • Wipe down the wall with a damp cloth and let the surface dry.
  • Remove any electrical / light switch covers.

Step 2: Measure and Layout your wall.

  • Measure the length and height of wall and multiply the two to get the total square footage required. Ex: 12’ x 8’ = 96 square feet.
  • It is recommended to measure at both the top and bottom of the wall and from both ends of the wall as the wall may not be perfectly square.
  • Add 5-10% for waste factor when cutting and installing the boards.
  • Determine the quantity of boards required to complete your project. Ex: 96 square feet x 10% = 105.6 square feet  

(NOTE: some patterns are more elaborate, and will require more boards to complete.)

  • Using your stud finder, level and pencil, find and layout the studs (draw a line all the way to the floor) and measure from the ceiling down the width of your first board on both ends. With your level draw a line to connect the two points.

Step 3: Begin Installation.

  • Starting at the top of the wall and working towards the floor (this is to reduce any visible installation variances that may occur if a wall is not perfectly square) that may be further concealed with a complimentary baseboard trim, as opposed to any variances being at eye level.
  • In a zig-zag pattern apply permanent construction adhesive to the back of each piece.

(NOTE: if the project is only temporary do not use the adhesive.)

Set the first board in place along the layout from step 2, reinforce with nail or screw into wall stud. You can either face nail with finish nails /brad nailer or top nail at a 45⁰ degree angle to avoid face nailing.

Always check that each row is level and square. Measure out each row and cut each piece using electric or traditional miter saw. You can use a touch up paint to touch up each end- cut. Be sure to check your measurements twice to insure the cut is correct. Do this until wall is complete.

(NOTE: when you have to cut out for the light switch or electrical outlet be sure to leave enough room.) 

A) leave a ½ inch space around the outlet to allow the cover to be installed flush to the drywall or

B) Talk to an electrician to shut off the power to those outlets. Remove the nail or screw holding the electrical box in place. Extend the position of the electrical box out the thickness of the accent board, re-fasten to wall stud.  Proceed to cut out boards to leave 1/4 inch space around the outlet - enough for the cover to conceal the gap. 

Please reference and/or present these attached specific color match formulas to the paint department at your local Home Depot location.