With roots dating back to medieval times, wainscoting has evolved from its original form of riven oak wall panels to today’s decorative covering for the lower 3 to 5 feet of a wall extending from the chair rail to the baseboard. Wainscoting is available from a number of manufacturers in prefabricated form, produced in large panels milled from one sheet. This process reduces seams, caulking and the expansion/contraction cracks frequently found in traditional construction. At Hamilton Building Supply, we are also pleased to offer traditional and custom wainscoting with a higher level of precision and customized panel designs available in a variety of woods and finishes.