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How To Make An Easy Plywood Accent Wall

Looking for an easy accent wall idea for your home? Make an easy plywood accent wall in just a few days of work!

I have been working super hard to renovate my first house, and wanted to take it a slow with an easy woodworking project. I am in the process of creating a dream bedroom space in our house and wanted an accent wall, so I partnered up with my friends at Wagner to create an easy, modern plywood accent wall for our bedroom. Here’s how!

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How To Build An Easy Plywood Accent Wall

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I wanted to create a warm and cozy vibe in our main bedroom of our house, and after seeing a few plywood accent walls on Pinterest, I knew I had to have one! This project did not require too many tools and I was able to complete it in a long weekend! 

Materials + Tools


Wagner Flexio Sprayer
Circular Saw
Brad Nailer
Sander & Sandpaper
Stud Finder


1/4″ Plywood
Brad Nails
Wood Putty
Wood Stain (I used Golden Oak + Summer Oak)
Wall Paint
Polyurethane (Matched to Sheen of Wall Paint)

Prep The Wall (Patch + Paint)

Step 1. Before I could start on the actual accent wall build, I taped off the floor and sanded down any patches I made in the room. I also primed every single patch that I didn’t want to get any flashing once I painted.

Step 2. I used my Wagner Flexio 3500 paint sprayer for painting the walls in the room before building my accent wall.

spraying paint on bedroom walls

Cut The Plywood

Step 3. I used a foam board piece of insulation on the floor as a backer board for cutting the very lucrative and very hard to find quarter inch pieces of plywood for this project. I used a circular saw to cut down all of my pieces and then made cross cuts to make varying different heights. I made a template for my spacers by taping together two quarter inch scraps.

cutting plywood with a circular saw

Attach Wood To Wall

Step 4. I used Brad Nails to hang the boards instead of adhesive, but you can use adhesive on your walls, if you’d like.

nailing wood to walls

Add Wood Finish

Step 5. One the boards were installed, I filled all of the nail holes with wood putty, let it dry overnight, and then sanded down the entire wall and prepped it for stain. I made a custom color using an entire can of this color in the golden oak and half the can of this color in summer oak.

Step 6. After staining the pieces, I used my Flexio paint sprayer to finish the wall using the detail finish nozzle for fine finishes and a matte finish. I also painted the trim in a bright white and went on into the crevices in between the plywood.

sealing wood with a sprayer

And, now we have an awesome accent wall in our bedroom!

While there is still so much to do in this bedroom makeover, I am very happy with the way that this accent wall turned out!

easy plywood accent wall for bedroom

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See you soon for a new project! But, until then friends, happy DIY’ing! 

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.



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