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Re: The worst kind
Feb 18, 2011, 20:23
Littlestone wrote:
...in more modern-times it became a tapered or 'feather-edge' board

That’s very interesting Sanctuary.

There really is a lot of clapboard around here – some of it very old, and it fits nicely into the East Anglia landscape where stone has always been a scarce building material and rarely seen.

‘Feather-edge’ by the way has moved from an architectural term to one used in paper conservation, where the edge of the paper is pared down or ‘feathered’ in some other way.

Yes the 'feather edge' boards we use today for fencing or facing up barns/shelters/stables etc is normally 6" wide and has one edge of around 3/4" and the other about 3/8" (can't you tell I'm an old carpenter, none of this mm stuff!!). The old elm boarding with the wavy edge and about an inch and a half thick looks fantastic in the right setting.
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