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VJ timber and wood wall panelling Northern Beaches

A quick and easy way to elevate a drab wall is with the addition of timber / wood wall panelling (aka VJ panelling).  Very popular on the Northern Beaches, the addition of VJ panelling instantly adds a beachy vibe synonymous with our coastal location

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(Above) Timber wall panels installed either side of a custom made mantelpiece. 

Peter has installed timber panelling on walls in new and existing homes throughout the Northern Beaches.  VJ panelling (vertical joint panelling) can transform any space, bringing a fresh, beachy vibe while offering practical benefits such as hiding imperfections in both new and older homes.

Originally used in traditional Queenslander homes in Australia, wood panelling (sometimes called tongue-and-groove panelling), has gained widespread appeal for its versatility and charm. It can be installed on walls, ceilings, and even cabinetry and furniture, providing a stylish backdrop that complements the coastal Northern Beaches home style.

For a traditional coastal look, Peter can install white or light grey panelling with wide boards. Or, for a more contemporary take, narrower boards in a darker shades or even bold colors for a striking feature wall.

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(Above) Timber wall panelling installed in a bedroom. 

Timber wall panel installation

Timber wall panel installation can be tricky for the unitiated, this is where Peter can help. Peter’s expertise extends to:

  • Installing timber panelling on walls, ceilings and stairs
  • Upcycling furniture and cabinetry with the addition of VJ panelling
  • Timber panelling room dividers and privacy screens
  • Feature walls and panels to integrate fireplaces, TVs, etc.

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(Above) VJ wall panelling installed on a feature wall. 

The benefits of timber wall panelling

Conceals imperfections – One of the most significant advantages of VJ panelling is its ability to conceal imperfections. In older homes, walls may have cracks, dents, or uneven surfaces that can be difficult to repair. VJ panelling covers these flaws effortlessly, providing a smooth and polished finish. In new homes, it can add character and interest to otherwise plain walls.

Durable and easy to maintain – Timber panelling is durable and easy to maintain, making it a practical choice for busy households. The robust nature of the timber panels can withstand daily wear and tear, while the vertical grooves make cleaning straightforward. A simple wipe-down with a damp cloth is usually all that’s needed to keep it looking fresh and clean.

Improves insulation – Timber panelling can also contribute to better insulation in your home. The additional layer of wood provides extra warmth in winter and helps keep rooms cooler in summer. This can lead to improved energy efficiency and potentially lower heating and cooling bills.


If you have questions about VJ timber wall mounting at your property, contact Peter directly for advice. Peter is a local Northern Beaches handyman who services clients from Palm Beach to Manly, Terrey Hills to Balgowlah, and everywhere in between. No job too small.

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Peter Mitchell
That Handy Guy