Trestlewood offers most of its Siding products in the following configurations.
|Board-and-Bat Siding is installed by placing wider boards on the wall first, with a gap of a couple inches in between the boards. Narrower "bats" are then placed over the gaps, overlapping the wider boards by +/- 1". This photo shows a Redwood Board-and-Bat Siding installation.|
Board-and-Bat siding was most popular on American houses in the 1845 to 1856 timeframe and was viewed by its proponents as an expression of the house's frame within.
|Board-on-Board Siding is achieved by installing boards on the wall several inches apart. The gaps are covered by a second layer of boards which overlap the first layer by +/- 1". This photo shows Barnwood in a Board-on-Board configuration.|
|Board-to-Board Siding is the most basic of siding configurations - it is installed by butting each board against the edge of its neighbor without overlapping. This configuration is usually installed over felt paper or some other black underlay. This photo shows a Mushroomwood Board-to-Board installation.|
Using a Board-to-Board Siding configuration will make your project reminiscent of the great American barns which employed this configuration so extensively.
|Shiplap Siding is bandsawn (on the back face) and kiln dried (unlike other configurations) and then machined so that opposing corners on each piece are rabbeted. This allows each piece of siding to overlap its neighbor, creating a tight-fitting siding product which sits flat against the wall. This photo shows Barnwood Shiplap boards.|
Shiplap Siding may be installed vertically or horizontally. It may be machined with a square edge or a V-Groove and with or without a reveal. Shiplap Siding with a reveal is also known as Channel-Lap Siding.