Board and Batten Cedar Boards are Great for Outdoor Projects
Installing outdoor siding? Our board and batten is ideal for projects that require durable boards. Rustic Lumber offers 1×12 cedar boards that can be resized, which is great for board & batten siding projects that require a variety of different widths. This is a great product for exteriors as cedar is durable and rot resistant. Additionally, our cedar board and batten is easy to install on any home.
Board and Batten for Exterior Projects
Whether it is for home exteriors, barns or indoor siding, cedar board and batten is perfect for the job. This type of wood is used for both exterior siding and interior paneling. The narrow strips are called batten and together with the wide boards we call this look board and batten. Vertical positioning is the most common positioning in architectural design. You might hear of this as “barn siding” since a lot of the barns in the US are made with this type of design.
This is why it is perfect for giving spaces a rustic look or charm, whether it is a cabin, barn, shop, den, or living room. Board and batten projects a classic western look. There is no set width, the boards installed over battens can create a deep channel effect and the width can be customized.
Cedar itself is ideal for siding and walls as it is similar to pine in terms of hardness. Additionally, it is a stable wood and not prone to expansion with changes in temperature and moisture or cracking. So this makes the lumber suited for a wide variety of seasons and weather types, especially when used outdoors where they will be subjected to the harsh elements. Likewise, this combination makes cedar easier to work with and reliable for furniture. After all, you don’t want rickety tables or chairs. Cedar also has oils and acids known as polyoxyphenols or “phenols,” giving them their resistance to moisture, decay and pests. It also gives that distinct cedar scent of theirs. So this attribute also increases cedar’s durability to such vulnerabilities.
Your home or cabin is a big investment so you cannot settle for anything less than the best quality of wood for both interiors and exteriors. So go for cedar board and batten siding, give your project a unique and rustic look while ensuring its durability no matter the season or weather. For inquiries, feel free to reach out to us, we have all you need for your projects. As your lumber supplier in the Utah, Idaho and Colorado area, Rustic Lumber has definitely got the wood you are looking for.
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