Timber Feature Walls: Complete Guide

What is a Timber Feature Wall?

A timber feature wall is a wall that has a different design to all other walls of the room, drawing attention and interest due to its unique style.

Timber feature walls are a stylish, durable way to create a multi-textured, eye-drawing look to any residential or commercial design.

Timber Feature Wall Ideas

Make your timber feature wall idea a reality

Slits of sunlight, a cool breeze, an incredible look. The panels and gaps in a timber feature wall allow nature and built form to intermingle like nothing else.

Want to include a timber feature wall in your next project? The ideas and the opportunities are endless. Look no further than this Mediterranean home to see how far you can push the envelope.

Created by architects Vincent Coste and Bruno Fléchet, this one story home uses red cedar timber panelling to create blurring of the line between nature and architecture.

Timber panelled ceilings over walkways, hefty sliding timber doors, and of course timber feature walls all work in harmony, delivering a stunning visual impact and taking advantage of the home’s coastal location.

Modinex is an easy, affordable way to add wooden feature walls and a touch of luxury to any design. Whether it’s a residential home, like this one, or a commercial space: reception areas, cafes, beauty spas – timber adds depth and warmth to any design. Austratus can be used as timber feature wall panels and is available in Western Red Cedar and Hemlock. Premium in look, easy to work with, effective at fitting into a budget, both these timber species are world renowned for architectural projects.

To add to this, Austratus offer a versatility of styles. Available in fin, flat and fin combo profiles, you can achieve any creative vision you desire.

Fin Profile Timber Feature Walls

For depth and dimension, choose the classic fin profile. Available in a square and tapered panelling (V-Fin), the small, angular profile of fin is perfect for an internal timber feature wall. If you decide to use Western Red Cedar, feature walls (amongst the various other applications Austratus is perfect for, such as suspended timber ceilings) can be installed in external areas of a building, bringing further synergism between indoor and outdoor spaces.

It’s easy to see why the Fin profile is one of the most popular Austratus products, having seen it installed in many, many applications and in a wide range of colours, the Fin profile is an all-rounder, suitable for almost any building and application.

Flat Profile Timber Feature Walls

Have a timber feature wall idea that involves achieving that classic Australian weatherboard look? Try the Austratus flat profile. The broad surface allows the timber’s natural tones and textures to speak for themselves, while also lending itself well to coated finishes.

Flat profiled wood panel feature walls can be used to great effect in media rooms, grand reception rooms and dining rooms. We have even mixed the flat profile with the fin profile to create a multi-textured, multifaceted look. The Flat profile comes with uniform spacing “out of the box”, however we have had architects and designers create their own variations, like the one in the image above, bringing even more versatility to the product.

Fin Combo Timber Feature Walls

Searching for an internal timber feature wall that really stands out? Go for the 3D effect of the fin combo! With Austratus, you can interchange different profiles and sized panels (in three combinations), creating a natural textured wave like effect. Consider how stunning this wooden feature wall would be applied to a curved or rounded surface – double the impact!

Timber Feature Wall FAQs

How do you make a timber feature wall?

Creating your own DIY timber feature wall from scratch can take quite some time and effort. At Austratus, we offer easy to install, affordable timber feature options to take all the hard work out of installation. Our patent-pending fitting system allows continuous lengths of timber to be simply and easily clipped into a feature wall.

How do you attach wood slats to a wall?

With Austratus’ patent-pending fitting system, all that is required to attach wood slats to a wall, is to fix your trims and rails to your selected feature wall and then you’ll be able to easily clip in your timber panels. For more information, view our installation guide.

What timber should you use for a feature wall?

Deciding what species of timber you should use for a feature wall all comes down to personal preference. For a premium finish and a stunning visual impact, our preferred choices for timber feature walls are western red cedar and hemlock timber.

Which wall should be the feature wall?

As a general rule, the feature wall you choose should be used to highlight the room’s existing focal point, whether that be for a residential or commercial setting.