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Western Red Cedar Board & Batten Siding

Introduction

Western Red Cedar Board & 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″x3″ battens and 1″x10″ boards. This can also be reversed with boards installed over battens to create a deep channel effect.

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Grades

Board & Batten Siding Grading

Please visit the Siding Grades page for more photos of various siding grades.

Dimensions

Board & Batten Texture and Sizes

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″ to 1″x12″.

Thickness (in.) Width (in.)
Nominal Actual Nominal Actual
Dry Green Dry Green
Rough
1 3/4 3/4 2 1-3/4 2
13/16 13/16 3 2-3/4 3
7/8 7/8 4 3-3/4 4
5/4 1-1/8 1-1/8 6 5-3/4 6
8 7-3/4 8
10 9-3/4 10
12 11-3/4 12
Surfaced One Side, Two Edges (S1S2E)
1 11/16 11/16 2 1-1/2 1-9/16
7/8 3/4 3 2-1/2 2-9/16
13/16 4 3-1/2 3-9/16
7/8 6 5-1/2 5-9/16
5/4 1 1-1/32 8 7-1/4 7-3/8
2 1-1/2 1-1/2 10 9-1/4 9-3/8
12 11-1/4 11-3/8
Surfaced Four Sides (S4S)
1 11/16 11/16 2 1-1/2 1-9/16
7/8 3/4 3 2-1/2 2-9/16
13/16 4 3-1/2 3-9/16
7/8 6 5-1/2 5-9/16
5/4 1 1-1/32 8 7-1/4 7-3/8
2 1-1/2 1-9/16 10 9-1/4 9-3/8
12 11-1/4 11-3/8

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Coverage

Board and Batten Coverage

Nominal Width (in.) Dressed Width (in.) Exposed Face Width (inches)
2 1-9/16 Varies with width of board selected
4 3-9/16
6 5-9/16
8 7-3/8
10 9-3/8
12 11-3/8

Board and Batten Specifications

Specification Information Required Sample Specification
Species:
Western Red Cedar
WRCLA Western Red Cedar
Product Pattern and Intended Use:
Siding is used as an exterior cladding to provide both weather protection and architectural style. The designed may choose from clear or knotty, kiln dried or green (unseasoned), rough sawn or surfaced on one side and two edges (S1S2E).
S1S2E Boards
Size:
Specify the nominal size of the product.
1″x 3″ Battens
1″x10″ Boards
Grade:
The grade of the product governs its overall quality. Refer to WRCLA specification literature or grading agency rule books for available grades.
A and Better
Grading Agency Paragraph:
To ensure that the product meets a written standard, an agency grade paragraph should be referenced.
NLGA para.
200a, b
Moisture Content:
Specify if the product is to be green (unseasoned) or kiln-dried.
Kiln dried
Surface to be exposed:
Noting the application orientation will assist the supplier in shipping the right product for the job.
Resawn face
Quantity:
Express in linear feet
10,000 linear feet
1″x3″
10,000 linear feet
1″x10″