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Board & Batten

All across Montana you can find great old barns with great old Board and Batten siding. Marks Lumber’s circle sawn Board and Batt is the perfect option to help create the look and feel of this classic vertical siding. Despite being associated with siding on rustic outbuildings, Board and Batten is frequently used to achieve a wide variety of design goals including contemporary, farmhouse, or mountain modern aesthetics.

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The most common application for Board and Batt siding is using a 1x10 and a 1x3 batten. Marks Lumber’s Board and Batten comes with a full dimension circle sawn board, and an S1S2E Batt that is ¾” x 2 ¾”. Battens are sold in bundles of 10 pieces.

Board and Batten was created for its durability and ease of use. Marks Lumber’s Board and Batt is made from inland Douglas fir, a highly durable and attractive species.

Apply Lifetime Wood Treatment for easy maintenance and added protection.


Surfaces: Siding

Texture: Circle Sawn; Band Sawn (Special Order Only)

Finish: Unfinished

Grade: #2 and Better; #3 Grade

Thickness: 1” Board; ¾” Batten

Board Width: 8”, 10”, or 12”

Net Coverage: 9”, 11”, and 13” (with Batten)

Length: 8’-16’ lengths

Moisture Content: Kiln dried to approx. 12%


It is important to make sure wood is protected on all sides and edges, whether or not they will be seen. This provides extra protection to help avoid cupping and splitting, and also ensures there will be no unfinished spots peeking through when the wood inevitably shrinks and swells.

While there are many great products you can use that will provide protection for your wood siding, we recommend using Lifetime Wood Treatment for exterior projects. Lifetime is a one-and-done weather treatment that requires minimal maintenance and a beautiful barnwood-like finish.

Making sure your wood siding is clean is one of the best things you can do to help extend the life of the product. We recommend using Perma-Chink’s Log Wash once a year to protect and maintain the natural beauty of the wood.

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