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JamesD
Cracks in wood walls. Need good filler material.

When I built my house I used white pine (T&G) throughout the living space. Then I decided to use rough cut 1x12's (also white pine) in the basement, just for a change. My problem is that after I have hung the wood and it has dried out, I have fairly large gaps between the boards. I ran them horizontally so I don't know about running a strip like you would when you board&batton. You can see the studs and insulation through the cracks and I am a little bit particular and it is driving me crazy. I need something to fill the gaps(some as big as 1/2").I need something maybe dark brown. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

jaros bros.
Re: Cracks in wood walls. Need good filler material.

Anything you use will only break loose as the wood moves between seasons. Run strips or remove and shiplap with a router.

Josh Jaros

JamesD
Re: Cracks in wood walls. Need good filler material.

Right, right. What do they use on cabins? Chinking, what is chinking, and would that work?

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