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Installing Board & Batten and Board on Board
Board-and-Batten is a vertical pattern created using cypress
boards and battens of various widths for a range of effects. Although
for best appearance, most builders strive for the widest boards
and narrowest battens.
The battens must be sufficiently wide to adequately overlap the
For nominal 6" boards spaced 1/2" inches apart, battens should
overlap by at least 1/2 inch on each board side.
With wider boards, increase batten overlap proportionately. While
there are no set widths for board and batten siding, an attractive
combination is 1x3 battens with 1x10 boards.
|The overlying batten
covering the gap between boards should be attached with
one nail per bearing, the shank passing between the edges
of the under-boards. Use two nails per bearing on boards
8 in. and wider placing the nails 2-1/2 to 3 in. apart.