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Marlene1

05:23AM | 01/18/05
Member Since: 01/17/05
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We added a 700+ sq. foot addition. We want the interior to be a lodge/log cabin look. On two interior angled walls, we want to put old (50yr +) barn boards and have chinking between for the log look. I've been told spackling compound would work, but we're not sure of the long term effects.

The Perma-chink compound is quite expensive and this seems a good substitute because of it being on interior walls. Should we have any concerns of using this method?...or does anyone have other suggestions. Need reply asap!! THANKS

BV012007

01:54PM | 06/20/16
Hello, I don't know if you still frequent this site or not, but I would love to know what you used. I have the lumber and am ready to start setting the boards, but am stuck on the "chinking" material. I was thinking of using drywall mud, but am afraid it won't come off the wood.
Can you tell me what you used, how did it work, what would you do differently?

BV012747

08:50PM | 09/01/16
I just pulled off several layers of wallpaper and cloth from old 1930 walls. Found amazing 12" wide x 1/2 red fir boards that were installed horizontally over the studs. The boards are in perfect shape but there are gaps between the boards (largest gaps are 1/4"). I would like to leave these boards intact and exposed and am thinking of chinking the boards with Perma Chink. I am told I need to stain and lacquer the boards before I try to add the chinking. Has anyone every used the chinking in this manner on such narrow gaps. I can get the chinking in tubes so I assume I can cut the end of the tube applicator to make a thin line?


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