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Board-and-Bat Configuration

Board-and-Bat 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 1/2" to 1".

Board-and-Bat siding was most popular on American houses in the 1845 to 1865 timeframe and was viewed by its proponents as an expression of the house's frame within. Board-and-Bat siding is a perfect choice for the customer who wishes to draw upon historically accurate designs.

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NatureAged Paneling / (backside out)
Close up / Trestlewood II
Trestle Redwood Siding / Rustic Redwood Board and Batten Siding and Trim
Redwood Siding / Lucin Cutoff Redwood Siding