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Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:35 pm
by tom4018
Has anyone installed any tongue and groove pine, some people call it carsiding. We are wanting to install it in a room for the ceiling and walls to give it a cabin type look. If you did what did you use for nails?

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:46 pm
by Bigfoot
tom4018 wrote:Has anyone installed any tongue and groove pine, some people call it carsiding. We are wanting to install it in a room for the ceiling and walls to give it a cabin type look. If you did what did you use for nails?


I have put up my fair share, but always in the LQ of a horse trailer. A nail won't stand up to the vibration of the highway, so you use screws. I believe I was attaching it to a stud, I'd use a finish nail with a fairly big head. Old barn tin on the ceiling looks nice in the application your doing. I have that in my man cave.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:51 pm
by tom4018
Bigfoot wrote:
tom4018 wrote:Has anyone installed any tongue and groove pine, some people call it carsiding. We are wanting to install it in a room for the ceiling and walls to give it a cabin type look. If you did what did you use for nails?


I have put up my fair share, but always in the LQ of a horse trailer. A nail won't stand up to the vibration of the highway, so you use screws. I believe I was attaching it to a stud, I'd use a finish nail with a fairly big head. Old barn tin on the ceiling looks nice in the application your doing. I have that in my man cave.


Read some online how to articles that mention using a 15 or 16 gauge finish nail out of a nail gun. With so much to install the idea of a nail gun makes it sound easier. Just want to make sure what we use holds up.

Does the metal give much of an echo in the room? Would you care to share a pic with me?

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:02 pm
by bse
put up a lot with 15ga nailer, nail it trough the tounge into every joist and hold it up tight when you nail it.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:25 pm
by tom4018
bse wrote:put up a lot with 15ga nailer, nail it trough the tounge into every joist and hold it up tight when you nail it.

Would you risk 16 gauge? Found a deal on a 16 gauge Paslode nailer but wondered if it would hold up.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:32 pm
by Bigfoot
tom4018 wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:
tom4018 wrote:Has anyone installed any tongue and groove pine, some people call it carsiding. We are wanting to install it in a room for the ceiling and walls to give it a cabin type look. If you did what did you use for nails?


I have put up my fair share, but always in the LQ of a horse trailer. A nail won't stand up to the vibration of the highway, so you use screws. I believe I was attaching it to a stud, I'd use a finish nail with a fairly big head. Old barn tin on the ceiling looks nice in the application your doing. I have that in my man cave.


Read some online how to articles that mention using a 15 or 16 gauge finish nail out of a nail gun. With so much to install the idea of a nail gun makes it sound easier. Just want to make sure what we use holds up.

Does the metal give much of an echo in the room? Would you care to share a pic with me?


No echo. I'll have to text you a picture. I've lost the ability to post one here.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:34 pm
by Bigfoot
Tons of pics when I googled " barn tin on ceilings". I covered my corners with rope. Couldn't find a trim I liked. I just brad nailed it to the wall.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:35 pm
by Bright Raven
Brad gun.

Ceiling

Image

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:11 pm
by Ol' 243
Liquid Nail and brad nail it in the tongue.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:06 am
by True Grit Farms
Ol' 243 wrote:Liquid Nail and brad nail it in the tongue.


I know that method will work for 20 years.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:41 pm
by greybeard
i didn't install it but I have it on my ceilings. I know they used a nail gun but have no idea what fasteners they shot thru it.
pretty sure there wasn't any liq nail used.
Them boys was climbing around like monkeys tho, on some of the shakiest cobbled together scaffolding you ever saw. I don't remember how high the peak of my ceiling is, but from the floor to the top of the wall where the ceiling begins is 14'.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:06 pm
by Bigfoot
Crap. I forgot to take a pic.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:53 am
by slick4591
Did that in the dining area along with the tin ceiling. I hired the labor and they used a nail gun. Attached the ceiling with lag bolts and that gave it a unique look. Sorry about the pic but it's the best I can do with the phone.

Image

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:52 pm
by backhoeboogie
True Grit Farms wrote:
Ol' 243 wrote:Liquid Nail and brad nail it in the tongue.


I know that method will work for 20 years.


Even better if you stagger the nail angle. Don't drive any nails straight in. Just pity the poor fool who takes it down.

Same with decking. Angle your nails and it won't come loose.

Re: Anyone put up any tongue and groove pine?

Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:13 pm
by Ol' 243
backhoeboogie wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
Ol' 243 wrote:Liquid Nail and brad nail it in the tongue.


I know that method will work for 20 years.


Even better if you stagger the nail angle. Don't drive any nails straight in. Just pity the poor fool who takes it down.

Same with decking. Angle your nails and it won't come loose.


Yep, right in the v of the tongue, angled back toward the board, it ain't going nowhere.