Gone are the days when laminated panels printed with an artificial pattern were the only way to get a “natural” wood appearance on walls. Nowadays, it’s no longer necessary to settle for anything less than real wood, thanks to companies that are selling scrap, distressed, abandoned and reclaimed wood that has been prepared for easy installation at a reasonable cost. By shaving wood planks into thin strips, it is now possible to apply them with self-adhesive or “peel and stick” backing and achieve a truly natural wall surface with the convenience of old-fashioned printed veneers, offered at a more affordable cost than full-thickness barn boards or other traditional wood applications.