I’m refinishing a room in a 90-year old house, and wondering about the type of paneling the builders used. The style seems to be common in buildings from the early 20th century, especially in public buildings - Court houses, schools, old wooden churches, grange halls and the like. It seems to be in 16 or 24- inch sheets, but is milled to look like narrow (about 1-1/2 inch) strips, always laid vertically. Pics here
Does anyone recognize this particular style of millwork, and does it have a name? It is so ubiquitous in old buildings that it must have been as common as sheetrock at one time, but I have never seen it used in recent construction.
I can see why it is no longer in common use… those odd little rounds in some of the grooves make it the very devil to strip and refinish.