It's been a dry winter in Brisbane which is not a bad thing considering the major floods earlier this year.
The dry weather means the timber tongue and groove/vertical join (VJ) walls are opening up. Even the freshly painted VJs from the sunroom are splitting ever so slightly.
|Cracks in the VJ walls|
It is such an overwhelming job to gap each vertical join in the wall, from floor the ceiling. We took the view that the walls are going to shrink and swell over time, and life is too short to worry about the occasional crack between joins in the wall. A few days of rain often fixes it.
The cracks remind us that we live in an old house with real timber walls; authenticity doesn't have to be perfect.