Lining is distinguished from panelling in that lining comes in easy to handle tongue and groove boards which lock together to form a solid timber feature, as big or as small as you want.
Lining typically comes in solid timber with a pattern to one or both edges, and sometimes in the centre of the board to create a specific “look” when locked together.
Both linings and panelling come in raw or pre-polished forms. The raw form provides a greater range of options in terms of stains and polish to choose from whereas the pre-polished form offers a quicker installation time.
Down through the ages, timber has been used to bring buildings to life, creating visual inspiration, mood and character.
We provide builders and home renovators with timber lining which is light to lift and hold in place, with each board being an average of only 133 mm wide and 12 mm thick. Like timber flooring, lining boards come with a tongue and groove, to allow builders to slot each board into place to form a solid feature that will withstand even the heaviest use.
Pine is most cost effective and, being a plantation timber, it does not involve logging natural forests. It can also offer a range of colours.
“With the right stain applied, pine can be changed through a whole palette of colours and concepts” Mrs Blake said. It can take on the appearance of sun-bleached driftwood, the warmth of honey in a Colonial design, the coolness of a painted Queensland home of old, or the ornate character of a Victorian style gentleman’s library.
However, pine is not your only option. You may choose the unique features of any of the following species to complement your project at hand.
- Radiata Pine (regular pine!)
- Western Red Cedar
- Tasmanian Oak
- Cypress Pine
- Baltic Pine
- Spotted Gum