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Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:44 pm
by tom4018
Question for those that have put some up. Did you allow the lumber to dry anymore after purchasing or just start putting it up?

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:52 pm
by Carpenter2n
not dry more, per se. but you do want to let it acclimate to its environment for 48 to 72 hours before install
(longer the better)

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:59 pm
by Bright Raven
The cedar can be put up immediately.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:26 pm
by tom4018
Some websites talk about finishing both sides of the boards, is that necessary?

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:51 pm
by Bright Raven
tom4018 wrote:Some websites talk about finishing both sides of the boards, is that necessary?


Mine came planed on both sides. Do you mean sealed and stained on both sides?

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:54 pm
by Carpenter2n
tom4018 wrote:Some websites talk about finishing both sides of the boards, is that necessary?

what are you going over? ie...studs, raw sheetrock, finished sheetrock, etc

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:55 pm
by tom4018
Carpenter2n wrote:
tom4018 wrote:Some websites talk about finishing both sides of the boards, is that necessary?

what are you going over? ie...studs, raw sheetrock, finished sheetrock, etc

Over studs and insulation.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:56 pm
by tom4018
Bright Raven wrote:
tom4018 wrote:Some websites talk about finishing both sides of the boards, is that necessary?


Mine came planed on both sides. Do you mean sealed and stained on both sides?

Talking about sealing.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:59 pm
by Bright Raven
tom4018 wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
tom4018 wrote:Some websites talk about finishing both sides of the boards, is that necessary?


Mine came planed on both sides. Do you mean sealed and stained on both sides?

Talking about sealing.


Seal both sides

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:02 pm
by Carpenter2n
no, don't seal the backside, you would risk trapping moisture under the finish

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:58 am
by JSCATTLE
I just put it on the porch ceilings of our new house. I use a t nailer. It's a duo fast finish nailer . I believe they are 16 gauge. We stained and sealed it. On the finished side only

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:31 pm
by Newberry Creek
Be sure it is dry. I put some up that we thought was dry and it shrunk some more. Those gaps can really open up and the spaces between the ends of the boards can expand. Also be prepared to have to horse some of the curved boards into place. Not that hard with the tongue and groove but something you will have to do.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:35 pm
by tom4018
Newberry Creek wrote:Be sure it is dry. I put some up that we thought was dry and it shrunk some more. Those gaps can really open up and the spaces between the ends of the boards can expand. Also be prepared to have to horse some of the curved boards into place. Not that hard with the tongue and groove but something you will have to do.

How can a person be sure that it is dry enough?

What is the best way to cut it to have good joints? Miter saw?

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:04 am
by 4x4dually
One strip of liquid nails on the backside and use a finish nailer and put one in each stud on an angle on the tounge side so they are concealed. $.02

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:33 pm
by dieselbeef
lookie there