- If you are attaching the internal timbers directly to the studs or ceiling battens, make sure the studs are straight and clean. If you are using 9mm thick timber, studs must be 450mm apart. All other timber thicknesses 12mm+ can span 600mm.
- If the wall panellings are to run vertically, make sure you have sufficient sturdy noggins, or the wall has horizontal battens.
- To apply timber panelling directly over plaster, find the studs and ensure the nails can fix into the studs readily. Or, fix battens over the plaster and fix the panelling to the battens.
- For concrete blocks, concrete tilt slab, or bricks, batten over the wall first. Use flush mechanical fixings, and follow the manufacturer’s directions.
- For metal studs, fix battens over the studs, as you cannot readily fix each board to the metal unless a gluing technique can be established.
For your internal installation of Western Red Cedar, your aim should be:
- A beautiful feature you can create yourself or have professionally installed.
- Adding value and character to your home or commercial space.
Tools & supplies
You’ll need the following to complete this project:
- Glue and glue gun.
- Drop saw with fine, sharp blade for accurate cutting without chipping.
- Second fix nail gun.
- Pin nails that will penetrate the framing timber at least 17mm.
- Construction adhesive.
- Scaffolding may be necessary.