Anyone used Gura-Groove pre-stained?
My wife and I are almost ready to finish our new ceiling, and we’ll be doing it with t&g car siding. We’ve got about 2,200sf to cover, and the labor and expense of prepping the planks is daunting, especially in the winter (Central Illinois, USA).
As such, we’ve been looking at the DuraGroove products, which are essentially pre-selected, pre-stained planks. Here’s some info on their site:
They’ve sent me some pine samples and I’m getting some cedar to check different colors, but my question is – has anyone else dealt with these folks, and more generally, has anyone dealt with a good company offering a similar product?
Here’s a few shots of the room it’s going in:
We’ll be putting the planks just below the icynene, which is right against the roof sheathing (hot roof), leaving the old trusses exposed.
Thanks for any t&g advice you’ve got.
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beautiful lines, shape & chapelesque abode
quick look at your photos - need many shorts that will be nailed to cleats between trusses? cleats nailed to trusses to stay away from foam or you have something to nail to hidden in foam?
seeing roof sheathing 1 X material that is being covered by foam?
you mention staining your own as daunting & costly / I would imagine the product you are asking about commands a very dear price
if you do not have the wherewithal to prep them yourself ( toxic fumes, floor space etc. - and the enthusiasm ) I hope you find something to your liking with this Co. because you're heading for something very Eyepopping & Eyepleasing
prestained is good way to go / ask for product info for repairs or for them to send a can
might add to make sure the tongue is part of staining & the groove - ceilings have a way of drying & shrinking more than one might expect
Edited 12/14/2006 1:59 pm ET by johnharkins
Yeah, there is good reason it looks chapel-like; it's a church sanctuary. =)There will be dozens of shorts in spots. I nailed up many 1x strips to give me a nailing face at every intersection (before they sprayed). The roof sheathing is 1x pine I believe, around 110 years old and in generally great shape. It's been sheathed with a newer layer of plywood at some point, so we're probably at 1 3/4" before getting out to the shingles.The prestained stock is stained on the toungue and comes to about $2.27 per sf, delivered. It's not the cheapest route, but for the time and effort it will save (and consistency of finish), the price is something we're willing to swallow. I'll have enough fun rolling around on my scaffolding firing off the cordless paslode after making several thousand measurments and cuts.I was just trying to see if anyone had experience with this or other pre-stained companies before I signed away my savings. =)--------------------------
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