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#1 posted 04-18-2020 03:27 AM

I don’t know either but that won’t stop me from brainstorming and speculating…

Its sort of like a vertical shiplap back on a cabinet with is usually not glued to allow it to move with moisture changes. The normal way to secure shiplap is to put 1 or 2 screws, nails or dowels to lock it in place but with enough spacing (maybe 1/16 +/- at each T&G) so that they can expand and contract in place, without shifting the board on either side. I think that you would need to pin them on the outside ends as well to keep the spacing. If you don’t lock each board in place somehow and it contracts during a dry spell, you may see a gap at the top as everything shrinks. In this case a couple of brads or a staple might work from the back to pin it to the spline?

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