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Classic American Flat Panel Wainscoting 8 Foot

  • Custom cut our Classic American Flat Paneling System to align with stairways or other architectural elements.
  • Classic American Flat Paneling available in several heights, panel widths, and in paint grade or stainable oak, maple or cherry.  Your choice of professional a factory finish or ready for you to finish.
  • Classic American flat panels in a custom two-tier design.  Makes a beautiful application for a craftsman, mission, prairie or arts and crafts style wainscot panel project.  Painted white wainscoting.
  • Close-up of a customized Classic American flat panel wainscot paneling project painted white.  Perfect for many rooms!  This is a custom, two-tiered application.
  • We can customize our Classic American Flat Panel system for you, as shown here, with rails without beads and no shoe molding for a simpler shaker design.  Call or write for details.
  • Let Flat Panel Wainscoting by New England Classic dress up the dining room or other areas of your home.
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  • Typical Classic American Flat Panel Wainscoting used on a wall with windows.  We are happy to customize the design and cut the components at our factory for your wainscot project!
  • Our Classic American Flat Panel wainscoting, in paint grade for either commercial or residential applications!  Wainscot, in a variety of woods and finishes, also available in several heights and panel widths to better fit your style.
  • Our Classic American flat panel kit consists of these components, enough for eight running feet in one tier.  Contact us for information about a custom two tiered system.
  • Our Classic American wainscoting system is made up of moldings and stiles with these specifications.
  • Choose our primed material for painting, or our oak, maple or cherry veneer for the beauty of natural wood.  We offer our wainscoting "ready to paint/stain" or professionally finished in our factory.
70.00 LBS
YOU MUST SUBMIT A DESIGN REQUEST FORM before your order can be processed. Primed & Unfinished normally shipped within 10 business days. Painted or Stained normally within 20 business days.
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Product Description

Flat Panel Wainscot Kits, customized at no cost!  Available with factory finishes, all shown at delivered prices!

The Classic American® DIY Flat Panel systems celebrate the distinctly American Arts and Crafts, Mission, and Shaker architectrual styles, sold here in an 8-running-foot kit.  The Classic American flat panel system embodies the simple and honest design elements found in theses historical styles.  Once you place your order and submit a Design Request Form, we'll choose from among our 37 sizes of Flat Panels and Classic American Wood Panelingcorresponding stiles and other frame moldings to create a perfectly designed system for your project.  We will  confirm the entire design with you by sending a drawing and a bill of material listing all the necessary components for your review and approval before any charge to you card, and before we send an order to our production department.  For help with your design, all orders or quote requests should print, complete and submit our Design Request Form.

By using select grade-A sliced veneer or decorative film laminated to a stable engineered wood core, our panel system is more stable than solid wood and less susceptible to shrinkage, splitting, warpage and twisting.  Our real wood veneers include oak, maple and cherry, either ready-to-finish, or professionally stained in our factory. If you plan to paint your panels, our factory primed paintable surface is the way to go and is offered at a very economical cost. We'll paint it, if you like, before it is shipped for a nominal charge.  For an upcharge, we will even match a stain color if you send us a stain sample.

A variety of panel sizes fit with precision-machined rails and stiles to create a fully integrated assembly system that reduces installation time and costs. Overall finished heights using these kits range from 32" to 44" wainscoting.  Custom panel widths and heights may also be ordered, up to full wall height and flat panel systems for stairways and landings is also available!

The Classic American® Flat Panel System is the perfect way to achieve the high quality look and feel of custom millwork at a fraction of the cost
. Click here to view our general wainscot paneling installation videos.  Wainscot Panel finishing and maintenance tips.


Classic American flat or "recessed" panel style originated in the 19th century and grtew to popularity in the 20th century in Shaker, Mission, Praire and Arts and Craft styles. 


Classic American Flat Paneling is most often used in the major gathering spaces of a home such as the dining room, living room, foyer and den.  It provides a slighlty "simpler" alternative to reaised panels that are generally considered more formal, classic or traditional.  

Easy Order and Review process

We sell this flat panel system in 8-running-feet kits, complete with baseboard, panels, stiles, top rail and top cap, enough for 8 running feet.  To order, select the finished height you want, enter the panel width desired (or let our designer make this determination,) select the wood type, a finish option, and if you have ordered more than 2 kits, select the appropriate quantity discount. After measuring the length of your wall(s) in feet, divide your total wall length by 8, and order that many kits (rounding up.) Click "Add to Cart."  Review the Related Items at the bottom of the page to see if you want to order any accessories, such as window or door casing paks, or other trim moldings.

IMPORTANT STEP ... after placing your order for Classic American paneling:

Print, completely fill out and forward our
Design Request Form for our designer's review. Watch your email inbox (normally within 24 to 48 business hours) for a communication from us including a drawing of your wall paneling system and a bill of material for your order. We will need your written email/fax approval before we charge your card and before we send your order to production.


Just want an estimate? 

If you simply want an estimate (rather than placing an order) all you need to do is print, completely fill out and submit our DESIGN REQUEST FORM  (or submit our Stairway and Landing Design Request Form ) for your stairway wainscoting project.  We'll send you a price estimate normally within 72 hours.  You may also use our convenient paneling price estimator.

Wainscot Paneling Finishes with Microban

Another way to get an estimate is for you to determine the length of the walls to be covered, in feet, then divide by 8.  The result is close to the number of kits you will need for your job.  With the number of kits needed figured, then go to the top of this page, enter your selection of 48" or 56" Finished Height, Flat or Raised Panels, your Wood and Finish choices, and then enter the number of kits you think you will need, and click Add to Cart.  The price in your cart will be a good estimate of the price for your project. You can also use our Wainscot Paneling Price Estimator.
















Warranty Information

5-Year Limited Warranty

NEC Wainscot Panel System products are warranted to be free of material defects that might unreasonably affect their performance under normal conditions, when installed, finished and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's suggested applications for a period of 5 years from purchase.

This warranty covers NEC Wainscot Panel System products purchased for intended use only, and is not applicable to other uses of the products.

This warranty does not cover the following product problems, damage or failures: relating to factory or field applied finishes; moisture or corrosive environmental conditions; in the absence of reasonable and regular maintenance appropriate for the conditions in which the product is located; due to abuse or misuse; or caused by acts of God. This warranty does not cover consequential damages, including, without limitation, the cost of repairing or replacing property damaged as a result of product failure. New England Classic products are made with premium woods and wood veneers and will have natural variations in grain, color, and texture which are the essence of the woods' beauty and romantic appeal. These normal variations are not defects and will not be considered defects under this limited warranty.

NEC will repair or furnish replacement components found to be defective, or may at its sole option, refund the original purchase price of the defective product. The original proof of purchase sales receipt must establish that the product was NEC product.

Labor to remove, install, or transport a component or product, is not included under this warranty. Shipping and transport costs associated with the replacement product are not covered by this warranty.

The product must be returned to NEC after authorization by NEC and is shipped at shipper's risk and insurance during transit.

This warranty is not transferable and is limited to the original purchaser.

The purchaser must notify NEC of all warranty claims promptly upon discovery of any defects or failures of the product and prior to the expiration of the applicable warranty period.

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  1. I was lucky to find your web site! Keep up the Good Work! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jan 16th 2012

    I was lucky to find your web site!! Thank you for sharing this information about wainscoting.

    I found your site very informatory as I have been analysing a lot lately on practical matters related to wood paneling projects such as you talk about.

  2. Couldn't Be More Pleased 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Jul 13th 2011

    We have done two projects using New England Classic material; couldn't be more pleased with the initial design help the staff provided and the look of the finished installation.

    As a side note, I have never seen such protective packaging of a product. Measure carefully and NEC will provide you with an accurate blueprint for you to work from.

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