I'm about to install a luan (spelling?) wainscoting in my house. Since my walls aren't perfectly smooth (but no so bad that it would justify replacing the drywall), I've decided to cover the walls with 1/4 inch luan paneling. On top of the paneling, I would add wall frames, a chair rail, and base moulding.
To hide the seams, I was thinking of positioning the seams over the studs. Then I would use a rail and stile construction for the wall frames.
I was wondering if there was another way to hide the seams if I didn't want to use rails and stiles for the frames, i.e. create "protruding" rectangles from thin trim molding.