Subscribe or Renew Membership Subscribe Renew

Suggestions for matching 1x12 t&g panels from 1940

n8affleck's picture


I'm trying to find a good match for some 1x12 t&g panels that are used in my home. The pattern is very close to the WWPA WP-3 standard, but doesn't appear to match exactly when I measure.  My panel seems to have a smaller pattern, and also the length of the board appears to be 11 1/2 and not 11 1/8----besides I can't find anyone who stocks this WP-3 pattern any ways.

So I'm looking for suggestions on replicating this pattern?  Should I just buy regular 1x12 t&v v-groove and try to route the pattern myself, or is this just best to go to a local millwork. I have very littler experience with a router, but I am also very motivated.  Can anyone recommend a lumber dealer or millwork in the Sacramento CA area. See attached image which includes the wp-3 pattern and a side profile of my panel I'm trying to match.  Again, the measurements on my panel seem to be smaller.



Actually, that's not tongue (post #204511, reply #1 of 3)

Actually, that's not tongue and groove but rather a form of drop-lap siding.  "Channel-lap" is probably the closest description of the common ones, but that doesn't describe the surface design.

It would be very hard to make this yourself unless you own a planer machine -- a router would be exceedingly tedious and would produce less than ideal results (though it could probably be made to work if you only need 1 or 2 sticks).

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Nate (post #204511, reply #2 of 3)

that channel lap siding panel recently was still available here in NWOh.  However, it came in varying widths.  If you were trying to match in other areas of the wall, I don't think the 3/8's diff. width would be noticable.

A good yard with a millshop might just have the knives to run your boards, check around your area wherever that is.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


Actually the panel I have is (post #204511, reply #3 of 3)

Actually the panel I have is t&g, but the drawing (wp-3 standard) is channel/ship lap.  The photograph is actually the panel I have, andyou can see the t&g---the groove is actually broken.  I only put the drawing there as it sort of showed the routing design I'm trying to accomplish.  I'll start searching around Sacramento for a mill that might be able to do this.  If not, I might try procurring regular v-groove 1x12 pine, and then just routing the top section---I don't imagine this will go very well though.  The good news is I only have a 6 foot run (see photo).

The design is actually 3 boards high, but it appears they cut the bottom board, and top board, and only the middle board is the full 1x12 width (see photo).  

Thanks for any suggestions....


paneling.jpg78.24 KB
panel_wall.jpg76.37 KB