Enter the total width of the project area and the width of each board and batten panel into the calculator to determine the number of board and batten panels needed; this calculator can also evaluate any of the variables given the others are known.

## Board And Batten Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the number of board and batten panels needed for a project:

N = {W}/{P}

Variables:

- N is the number of board and batten panels needed
- W is the total width of the project area
- P is the width of each board and batten panel

To calculate the number of board and batten panels needed, divide the total width of the project area by the width of each board and batten panel.

## What is a Board And Batten?

Board and batten is a type of exterior siding or interior paneling that alternates wide boards and narrow wooden strips, also known as battens. The wide boards are typically placed vertically and are spaced apart with the narrower battens covering the spaces in between to create a layered effect. This design is often used in architecture for its unique aesthetic appeal and its practical function of providing a weatherproof barrier.

The board and batten style originated in Norway and Sweden and was later popularized in the United States during the late 19th century, particularly in rural areas. It is commonly used in barns, farmhouses, and cottages, but can also be found in a variety of modern and contemporary designs.

## How to Calculate Board And Batten?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Board And Batten:

- First, determine the width of the board (in inches).
- Next, determine the height of the board (in inches).
- Next, calculate the area of the board by multiplying the width and height (in square inches).
- Finally, calculate the number of boards needed by dividing the total area of the wall by the area of each board.
- After calculating the number of boards needed, round up to the nearest whole number to account for any partial boards.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Width of the board (in inches) = 6

Height of the board (in inches) = 8