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Vertical wood cladding on a concave garden wall

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Ste Doyle, 7 Apr 2021.

  1. Ste Doyle

    Ste Doyle

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    I have brick garden wall (7ft high) which has a gentle curve to it (concave) and I’d like to clad a section of it (3m long) using scaffold boards (6ft ones).

    Original plan for was for the cladding to be horizontal but that was before I realised the wall curved at that point. Holding a batten across the wall it comes an inch or two away from the wall at the apex of the curve. So I’m thinking now I will vertically panel it instead, as the panels can follow the curve fairly well as it’s not too severe a curve. Question though is how to fit battens for that arrangement? Is it as simple as fixing a single vertical batten for each plank/panel?

    thanks
     
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    Roofing battens horizontally, well fixed it will curve enough around your wall.Or pack out the concave area to give you a flat finsih.
     
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    Kerf the back of the boards and they will bend around the curve
     
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    Kerf scaffold boards lengthways and they are highly likely to split. Think he wants a straight wall of boards .Hasn’t really explained why he wants to follow the curve.
     
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    He wanted horizontal, that's why I quoted it, doo could kerf the boards
     
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    Horizontal would not require kerf as the boards would span the curve and could be packed out behind .He is asking for a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
     
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    He's throwing a curve ball

    Does the OP want curved cladding to clad a curved wall with straight cladding or straight cladding to clad a curved wall with curved cladding? o_O
     
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