Suggested Tools & Materials
- nail gun 2_1/2" nails or longer
- furring strips for vertical install
- touch up stain
- stud finder
- dark paint
- tape measure
Each blended box will contain 20sf of square-edged wood planks that are 4', 6', or 8' long. Open each box and sort through your wood. There may have been some movement due to different climates, so store your wood in a temperature controlled room for 4-7 days before installing. If you find a piece that is warped to some extent, you can install it using nails and glue, or cut it to shorter lengths as a filler for smaller areas. Remember that it is normal to expect some movement. It is recommended to order 10-20% extra wood to allow for natural movement of wood and install errors on site. Strategically lay out your wood to create your custom design before install. If your design will show exposed ends, trim or sand the ends of the boards, and use the enclosed touch-up sealer on the raw ends. If you have chosen our metal inserts for your project, a coordinating metal corner board can be applied to the exposed ends as another option. These can be purchased on our website. All wood siding comes with waxed ends to prevent checking, or splitting wood on the ends. Paint your wall a dark color so that cracks between the wood will look like shadows. If you are using metal inserts, this may not be necessary.
1. Put furring strips horizontally across the wall so blended wood has a solid surface to nail into.
2. Use a glue gun at each end of the board, or anywhere the wood will not be directly attached to studs or fur strips.
3. Use 2_1/2" finish nails (or longer) in nail gun.
1. For wood only, begin at the top of the wall. Decide if you want a natural close fit (knowing all boards may not be perfectly square), or if you would like to use a spacer to show the wall behind the wood. Level each piece of wood before you nail it in place.
2. If you are using metal inserts, begin at the bottom of the wall and sandwich the metal between the boards as you move up the wall. Use a small bead of clear glue on the inside edge of the metal to adhere to the wood.
STAGGERED WIDTHS AND JOINTS
Plan your design ahead of time by measuring cuts for each board. You don't want to end up with a two-inch space at the end that can't be filled. Stagger your colors as well as the lengths for each row or column