Updating tongue and groove oak panel
So now we have three different terms to identify this paneling profile: Pickwick… Today, it seems that you can get Pickwick panels that are 4″, 6″, 8″ or 10″ wide.Looking at the photo from Mod Betty above, I think that back in the day, panels might even have been wider — 12″? Note, The “face width” — the part showing — of any size panel will be less than its nominal width (the size of the board before it is assembled), because tongues get nested into grooves, making the “face width” less wide. If you use boards that are too narrow — like the 4″ — and it starts to look like bead board.
The great era of Pickwick-naming came to an end in about 1930, but even today there are businesses that call themselves “Pickwick”, and it is not always obvious why.“Pickwick” refers to the unique edge profile of each piece of this tongue-in-groove pine paneling.Stare at the profile edge from the side and you can see: Pickwick consists of two beads with a hollow in between on one side of each board… and on the other side of the board, there is a groove.Ready to paint or stain; Tongue and groove for easy installation; Product of a managed forest 32 sq. We recently learned that this is the name for the what we believe was the most common profile of knotty pine paneling in the 1940s and 1950s — and possibly, for many decades prior.