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amakarevic 01-05-2011 03:58 AM

regular 1xX softwood lumber as shed siding
 
would it be OK if i used regular 1-by lumber for shed siding, e.g. 1x6, if i painted it over? i have a deep rooted hatred for vinyl siding and i want to side my shed with wood and wanna paint it a specific color...

thanks

oberkc 01-05-2011 07:14 AM

My belief is that this would be fine IF you keep a protective coating on it and well maintained. I suspect, too, that it would be especially important in this case to paint both sides, edges, and end grain. The problems occur when the paint protection fails.

I share your preference to avoid vinyl. Have you considered any of those cement board products? This would be my preference. They tend to hold up a little better if the paint does fail, don't cup, swell, or warp, which means that the paint coating lasts a little longer.

DexterII 01-05-2011 07:59 AM

I don't know, but suspect too that you could get a reasonable life out of it. My suggestions would be to paint or stain all 6 sides before installing it, and ensure that each board is installed bark side out, to minimize warpage, and maintain an 8" absolute minimum from the bottom of the baords to the soil. It's going to shrink, so unless you plan to mill it for shiplaps, tongue and groove, or whatever, you will have gaps. Have you considered T1-11?

amakarevic 01-06-2011 11:20 AM

thanks y'all. i don't think i feel like painting all 6 sides of so many 1x6s ... so, if i want to have wooden siding, which wood planks should i use?

oberkc 01-06-2011 05:20 PM

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thanks y'all. i don't think i feel like painting all 6 sides of so many 1x6s ... so, if i want to have wooden siding, which wood planks should i use?
I am not sure that this is overly difficult with a roller.

As far as other options, you may want to describe the style you are looking for. Horizontal? Lap? Vertical?

I still like those hardy planks, or something like them.

amakarevic 01-06-2011 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by oberkc (Post 564234)
As far as other options, you may want to describe the style you are looking for. Horizontal? Lap? Vertical?

Horizontal with vertical corner pieces. Thanks.

mrgins 01-06-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 563989)
thanks y'all. i don't think i feel like painting all 6 sides of so many 1x6s ... so, if i want to have wooden siding, which wood planks should i use?

rough sawn boards would be cheapest if you're installing the vertically. You'd need to leave a space between them and then nail 1x2 or 1x3 into the gaps to cover them.
If you're going horizontally, you'll need shiplap or some such siding. You could also use T-111 if it's vertical

mrgins 01-06-2011 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by amakarevic (Post 564238)
Horizontal with vertical corner pieces. Thanks.

Oops, just saw this! As mentioned on another of your threads, 1/2x6 spruce clapboard. Leave a small space between the ends and the cornerboards so you can seal it with caulk


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