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    June 2021
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    Width of the wood upholstery element – panel

    The main function of the wood panel, both indoors and outdoors, is to increase the durability of the lined surface and increase its aesthetic value. For the latter reason, often smaller surfaces are sometimes more aesthetic than fully lined surfaces, especially with the wrong choice of shades of wood, which may make you feel cramped. This negative phenomenon may be influenced by both the color of the shades of wood and the way the surface is finished, as well as the general solution of the lined surface. Is obvious, that boards – Wood panels outside buildings must be compatible with the surrounding area. So others must be on a detached house, others in a row house and others in a summer cottage. Indoor wood panels must meet other requirements, if only that is why, that they use a more diverse material in terms of type and color, as well as solutions serving the practical purposes of the objects used and the aesthetic appearance. Especially, that, from a practical point of view, certain rules govern the use of certain types of materials, and from the point of view of aesthetics, one's own sense of beauty, fashion influence, style etc., that is, there is no rule or principle here! So unless the architect advises us, better follow the rule, that a smaller and better-made surface will give a greater effect.

    Width of the wood upholstery element – panel

    In the upholstery – In wood panels, two dimensions are the most important: width and length of the trim element. As for the width, we try to use the natural size of the carpet board, i.e., full width, as long as it corresponds to the physical properties. Solid wood panels should be planks, it means, that the width should vary between 8-14 cm. Smaller widths, often 3–5 cm, they don't look natural.

    Larger widths, more than 15 cm, undergo large volumetric changes, which may deform as a result of shrinkage and swelling.

    A further problem that has not been explained is this, whether to keep the boards the same width over the entire surface, or if you accidentally change widths.

    It is difficult to propose any changes, when all the carpet boards are of the same width, e.g.. 10 or 12 cm. These are ideal widths from the aesthetic side, ease of production, and volumetric stability.

    However, you cannot forget about the possibility of changing the boards of different widths you have, e.g.. 8, 10, 12 i 14 cm. The alternation of width would be "regular - irregular" over the entire surface (Caution, so that we do not accidentally put the same widths next to each other). The different widths also allow better use of the material. However, the number of width classes cannot be too large. Four to five classes are enough, e.g., width 8, 10, 12 i 14 cm or 8, 9,5, 11, 12,5 i 14 cm. An example of lining the front facade of a house made of boards of different widths is shown in the figure.

    Larger widths of the lining elements, e.g.. 20, 30 a nawet 35 cm, are only possible with veneered panels.

    Example of wall panels with veneered width elements 30 cm is shown in the picture.

    Smaller walls are not suitable for vertical cladding with elements wider than 35 cm. Only planes much wider, and mostly higher, can be lined with elements 40, maximum 60 cm. Squares with a side of 30-40 cm can be used for lining the ceilings (drawing).

    Large floor planes will not once again appear on elements with sides 45-50 cm. On the other hand, the squares of carpets with a side 60 cm are only suitable for halls, board rooms, etc..

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