Board & Batten Siding
Board-and-batten is a vertical design created using wide clear or knotty cedar boards
spaced apart with narrower boards (battens) covering the joins. There are no set
board or batten widths – various combinations are used to create different looks
suitable for large or small scale applications. A frequent combination is 1 x 3 in.
battens and 1 x 10 in. boards. This can also be reversed with boards installed over
battens to create a deep channel effect.
Rough sawn, unseasoned boards or boards surfaced on one side and two edges
(S1S2E) are commonly used for board-and-batten siding. Sizes are from 1 x 2 in. to
1 x 12 in.