I am finishing the interior of a new 3-season porch. For the walls I am using 6" v-groove pine installed verticaly and painted white. I am looking for installation suggestions. The room is a rectangle with the long wall parallel to the house. The walls will have los of window space so side walls will mostly have short boards just below and above the large windows. The house wall has a glass sliding door.The ceiling is open so the outside and Inside long walls will have boards all the way up to the peak.
I was planninog to start the installation in the middle of each wall so that I had an equal width board at each end. But since the room is a rectangle, that could mean I end up with a corner that has, say, one 4 inch wide board and one 2 inch wide board. It doesn't seem like that would look very good. I've thought of the following other options:
- start at each corner and work towards the middle so that each wall has only one narrower board placed in the middle of the room. This puts full boards at each corner but leaves a narrow board in the middle of the long walls where the boards are longer, to extend to the peak, and so the narrow board would stand out more.
- only do option 1 on the outside long wall ; on the side walls work back from the outside corners towards the house. That would put the narrower boards in the less visible inside corners. But. hat still leaves the narrow boards inj the middle of the more visible walls.
- start in the middle of the longer walls so a narrow board is left at each end but then, on the side walls work back with full boards to leave the narrower boards in the less visible corners on the house wall.
If you were installing the pine, how would approach it so it looks the best?
Thanks for any suggestions.