Board and batten or board and batten siding describes a type of exterior siding or interior paneling that has alternating wide boards and narrow wooden strips called battens the boards are usually but not always 1 foot wide.
Random board width in board and bat siding.
If the sheathing is less than 3 4 you can either strap the wall with 1 x 4 s or you can install solid blocking for backing in between the studs at the heights the b b needs to be.
In some areas it is common to attach vertical 1x2 furring strips before installing board and batten siding.
For instance if you are installing 1x10 boards that are 9 3 8 inches wide measure to be sure because they can vary in width with a 5 8 inch gap figure 10 inches for each board.
There are no set board or batten widths with this cedar siding but a common combination is 1 x2 or 1 x3 battens laid over 1 x10 or 1 x12 boards.
Rather than running horizontally over the building board and batten siding runs vertically.
Board and batten siding is a vertical design created using wide clear or knotty cedar boards spaced apart with narrower boards battens covering the joins.
To install board and batten siding start with installing wide vertical boards spaced approximately one board width 7 8 apart.
They can however be as wide as twelve inches 30 5 centimeters and as narrow as six inches 15 centimeters.
Board and batten is considered as a style of paneling that combines vertical planks of wood known as the board and small narrower strips of wood known as the batten.
Centering the fasteners allows the boards to expand and contract without bowing or splitting see diagram below.
Yes or no there are three options for a wall that you apply the board and batten siding to.
Houzz experts we are building a small rental property and are putting hardie plank board and batten siding on.
Traditionally board and batten siding starts with wide vertical planks boards which are then joined together by thin vertical strips battens to cover the seams.
And unlike horizontal lap siding which has each board overlapping the next slight board and batten consists of two sizes of board.
The boards that make up board and batten siding can vary greatly in width.
If the sheathing is 3 4 thick you can nail the b b directly to the wall.
He says the battens will go at the seam of the panels and then two to split the panels so they are on a 16 center to.
Barns and houses with board and batten siding were inspired by nordic european buildings and gained popularity in america sometime around the middle of the 19th century.
The battens are usually but not always about 1 2 inch wide.
The boards may be placed horizontally or vertically.
A wide plank with a batten or a smaller strip of siding overlaying the seam between the larger boards.
Our contractor got 4 x 10 panels for the board and 2 1 2 battens.