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Cover Batten
A flat moulding that is used to cover the joints in sheet or flat panel material.
A concave, quarter hollow shape

various cover battens

An out-moded way of covering joins in sheet materials. The sketch above shows a few patterns but there would probably have been many more. The bottom one is a modern replacement for joining standard thickness sheets of wall sheeting. They used to be out of extruded aluminium but now PVC seems to have taken over. Cheaper to buy and easier to work with..

cover battens to wall and ceiling sheet joins

Here is an old house that uses plain rectangular battens on the walls and the ceiling sheet cover battens are slightly smaller and have rounded edges. Not quite a "D" mould.

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