Re: Sorting out T&G board materials and widths used on DS house car side sheathing and wood doors
--- In STMFC@..., Bill Welch <fgexbill@...> wrote:
Do you mean this pattern:
Yes the proper name is "beaded ceiling", unless it has the pattern milled on both sides, in which case it's "beaded partition" (because you can use it in framed panels that show from both sides.)
It looks like standard V groove, but with an extra half round bead in the root of the V. It is NOT a standard ARA / AAR pattern, but it was used on some cars.
If I recall correctly, back in the era we are talking about the material would have been 5-1/4" face, same dimension as the AAR double board car siding.
However, since this is NOT a standard AAR mill shape, and there WERE other widths available to the architectural trade, you can't just assume it was the 5-1/4 face stock, you'll need to confirm the width by some other means.