I have a 1920's farm house and I'm ready for wall covering in the Living Room. I had to tear out the drywall and beadboard due to damages caused by prior owner attempts to remodel.
I am wanting to go with 1x10 pine for lower 39" - add a chair rail and drywall on top. I want to use shiplap joints for these boards and I'm debating on thin flat trip to cover seems.
I have already covered the exposed studs with 1/4" plywood and doubled up on interior wall studs for extra support. The ply was added in order to help prevent wall shifting and cracking of drywall. (house is on pier/beam) - recently had it raised 18" and double the amount of piers added also.
Problem - I am worried about the 1x10's cupping once hung. I will be able to nail/screw them into place at top and bottom on both sides of the board. Is cupping going to be a prob with boards this width? If so, what can i do to help prevent this from occurring? Should I have the boards touching or do i need to space them a little? Was not sure if they will be expected to shrink some or expand?