Sheathe clapboard walls and ceiling– perfect world with perfectly smooth vertical walls and linings can be nailed directly to them or to the ceiling. But this happens very rarely , so before the desired wall sheathing bought and sawed -sized pictures , you will need to make a special crate .
Crate is a rack ” tightly ” attached to the wall with construction dowels or any other fasteners . If you plan to place the battens vertically , then a wall, upholster horizontal rails with distance from half a meter to a meter . If you plan to trim the horizontal direction , the rails , respectively , need to be placed vertically . Be careful: the slats in the crate should be placed in the same plane . So do not count on your eye , and use the level and plumb. Board on the wall and ceiling can be positioned in the same direction , what you want : vertically, horizontally or diagonally. Horizontally laid boards better in narrow spaces such as the loggia – creates a visual illusion – visual space becomes wider and lower . Uprights and increase the height of the panel , but make the room a little bit already . Diagonal sheathing suitable for walls and ceiling. But it is much more difficult and costly for the material. Upholstery must start from the corner , moving to the board on board heading for the end of the work .
How to fix the battens to the wall
Addressing than battens fastened to the wall must start from the fact in what room you are going to sheathe clapboard walls . If we are talking about all sorts of ancillary rooms or outbuildings , then you can safely use nails . Naturally , there is an special small nails with small caps , they will not give the board crack. Nail can be both very center of finishing boards , or in grooves fastening lining , thereby hiding the nails from view . If it comes to the interior decoration of residential premises , you can use special steel brackets for – clamps . They are mounted on the back board surface of the cleat . Their use has its own nuances . First board attached with screws , dowel cap which is closed . A -clamp , which is already installed on the board attached to the wall and with the help of nails or screws . The next board with an attached dock cleat to the previous one -clamp and attach to the wall and so on. Last board attached similarly to the first – on the screws , dowels closed .
After lining laid – work is not finished with her . Since we are dealing with a tree , it requires some care . Put on the surface of the protective layer of antiseptic .