We built this weatherboard pattern with HatchKit, our graphical hatch
pattern editor. It's not very complex. Horizontal lines are infinite,
vertical lines are finite and dots represent nails. Two sets of vertical
breaks and nails are mixed to provide a random appearance.
Download a demonstration version of HatchKit from www.cadro.com.au/hatchkit/
to see this pattern's construction in a graphical way. Just open the file
You could easily modify this pattern to a different cladding width or fixing
spacing. You could just as easily rotate the weatherboard strike to a
different angle (but somehow I don't think that's likely).
The next HatchKit release version (Version 2.4) broadens its scope by
handling a wider variety of hatch pattern filetypes. It also improves file
management for files containing multiple patterns and remembers where you
were where you left off at the end of the last session. Reviteers don't
gain a lot beyond Version 2.3 with 2.4 apart from bugfixes - but keep an eye
out - Version 2.5 is going through the hoops and it has a way to create a
hatch pattern from anything shown on your screen. .