My wife and I recently purchased an Atrium model with all the original panelling intact and are slowly going through each room removing all the panelling and replacing it with sheet-rock.
If anyone is interested in some used panels please let me know soon as I will be cutting them up and taking them to the landfill soon.
I am very interested in your panels if they are still available? I live in Orange, California and believe me they would be greatly appreciated in our home.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Mary Ann Grainger
Where are you located?
I am in Orange, California.
We'd also be interested in your panels.
We are in Walnut Creek.
Sorry for the delay in replying.
I had forgotten about our posting.
Unfortunately we took the panels to the dump a month or so ago. However, we are about to embark on sheet-rocking the remaining 3 bedrooms.....so it looks like there will be a few panels going spare.
If you're interested let me know before I make another trip to the dump.
I just wanted to add a comment for people contemplating removing their panelling solely for fire safety.
I believe it is possible to remove the panelling (carefully), install drywall (say, 1/2") then reattach your panelling (1/4"). I know of at least one house (in burlingame or san mateo, can't remember which) where this was the original configuration.
Unfortunately, I didn't think to look a the detailing around the doors and windows at the time. However, a neighbor is planning to do this so I've been mocking up edging. I can see that you could trim the edge of the panelling to allow the 1/4" quarter-round to be flush with the straight edge (depth) of the drywall.
Don't know if I explained that well enough. If you're interested, I might post a picture of the detail.
P.S. Of course, you could remove panelling, check/upgrade electrical, add insulation (fire/sound) then reattach panelling. This still increases your fire safety. That's basically what we did.
Jake (or others),
I'm going new into an Eichler with paneling and would like to remove the pieces without damaging.
Do you have any recommendations for properly removing the paneling?
I've posted this as a new topic for you as you're more likely to get responses if the post subject is specific.