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Old 03-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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if i want to put pine on the walls will the douglas fir at lowes warp or does anyone have any suggestions to what the best wood is to use? im kinda new at the carpentry thing but really enjoy it

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Are you going over drywall?
Do you have existing moisture issues on the walls to be covered?

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Got a picture of this wall you want to cover?
Cncider using Tonged and groved instead of just flat boards.
If not, at some point you will see the gaps beteen the boards and yes flat boards may cup.
If your going to install these vertical it's best to first install slats horizontal so you'll have something to attach them to. Just attaching to the sheetrock is not going to work.
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shiplap is even better
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If you are going to use those pine panels that you find in the home improvement stores, allow for some spoilage. In every pack there is typically one that is in the middle that the tongue is split or the groove is crushed making it nearly unusable.

I have used them for quite a few projects and there is almost always a bad one.

I don't know if I am technically correct, but I have gotten better long term results by gluing the tongue and groove part together when I am putting them up.

When I haven't done that, they have pulled apart over time and exposed larger than wanted gaps.

Three years so far for the painted ones that I glued and they havent pulled apart yet.
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