Board And Batten

Board and batten construction involves placing lumber – usually one inch thick – vertically one next to another and then placing a smaller size board over the crack between the two.  Lumber will shrink over time so what was once tight will invariably open up.  Insulating the shop that houses our Draper Model D requires that the battens be drawn tight to the board over their entire length.  A nail gun does this very well due to the speed at which it drives a nail, instantly snugging the two together.  With farming done insulation of our workshop, which was built around the Draper, is next on the agenda.

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