30th August 2022 What makes a wall batten different to a piece of timber from the hardware store? Wall battens are made in specific sizes, and thicknesses with some even featuring a decorative surface finish providing design flexibility to create striking wall and ceilings. A major difference is the Arris (the sharp edge where the vertical and horizontal plane meet) has been chamfered. This creates a child-safe and durable finish to the edge of the wall batten. The type of timber is also recommended to be our FJ Pine, to ensure long straight lengths that are less likely to have significant movement when installed compared to species of timbers that are not for this purpose.