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Old 02-21-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am re-doing a small bathroom for some friends in a 1930's house. They want 1x8 clear pine planks on the wall and ceiling with a nickel size gap between each board. I plan to use 16 gauge finish nails to attach the pine to the studs. The pine will then be pickled with white paint. My question: do you think the boards will cup over time?

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There going to cup, impossible to clean where the gap is and be a dust catcher.
I'd at least seal the boards on all sides before installing.
Sounds like something they saw on one of those silly DIY shows.
Why the gap, T & G would be a much better idea and most of the nails would not show.

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As Joe says, at least seal all sides and edges or they will cup for sure. Probably will any way, but sealing every part of the board will help. Put in the best exhaust fan you can find. Moisture and pine boards are like oil and water. Good luck!
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I wouldn't use a finish gun on something like that. If their going for that old rustic look then what's wrong with hand nailed siding nails? If they don't want to see the nails then I'd “toe screw” it with trim head screws and glue.

Whatever you do Sheetrock it first and paint that black (at least where the gaps are going to be). Also install the boards bark side out...Better to have a bump than a cup with something like that.
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Thanks for the replies. I will let you know how it goes.

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Are you married to the pine idea?
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Hello Again,

I should've mentioned earlier, the house is in Nashville, not Florida. The friends bought their lumber today. They bought spruce instead of pine. It's nice looking stuff. They are going to make kerf cuts on the back side 1/2" apart and 3/8" deep along the entire length of the boards. Then they are going to apply poly on the back side and ends. These are recommendation of the lumber yard, not me. I suppose it makes sense, but it sure will take some time. They're going to cut the kerfs tomorrow and I'll install on Monday. Stay tuned.

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