I ordered these online so I did not get to see the quality before purchasing. If you are looking ...
October 28, 2020
I ordered these online so I did not get to see the quality before purchasing. If you are looking for a VERY RUSTIC look then you may be ok with these. Many of the boards are so warped/crooked that I couldn't use them, so I had to purchase an extra box to finish the job. If I hadn't just started to hang them right out of the box, and I wasn't so time-restricted (working my real job full time), I would have returned them. I gave it 2 stars because the overall look is ok but I am disappointed that I didn't return and choose something else.
Recommend this product. It is a bit pricey but having the boards already painted and distressed made it worth while. Bought 6 packs and only had one board with a crack in the corner. I was able to work around that. We did a color match at Home Depot and bought a sampler of paint to touch up end grain cuts that appeared or any minor imperfections. Love the outcome.
Overall, this product looks great installed. We are pleased with our unfinished job. But after putting up 42 boards, I am 2 short though I bought 12% extra. I went off of the coverage area of 5.375 (6" board), thinking that considered the overlap. I should have known better. Use 4.75" times the length to do your math and you will be a lot closer to accurate. It is better to buy 20% more than needed and return what you do not need. I had one board that was 1/8" narrower than all others, but that was the only one out of 42. It will get ripped in my final row. There is some cupping and curving in some boards, but I was able to nail them flat. The worst ones were used for cutting shorter pieces. I had no waste, which is great.
The end result is beautiful. I took one star off because many of the boards are warped or bowed and required quite a bit of force to get them into position. Extra nails held them and there haven't been any issues. I would do it again to get these results.