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Old 08-22-2010, 11:41 AM   #1
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White Cedar Shingle siding on shed?


Hi,

I'm building a 10x14 storage shed using platform / stick-built techniques, and want to side it with white cedar shingles. I plan to use 4d SS ring-shank nails. Wall sheathing 1/2" CDX ply. Would appreciate your advice:


With no interior walls, the points of the shingle nails will stick thru the sheathing. What's the best way to avoid drawing blood when stowing garden tools hung on inside walls?
  • Clip the points flush with the ply?
  • Clinch them (bend points with hammer)? Will stainless nails tolerate?
  • Or glue up rigid foam insulation panels to hide the points?
Thanks for your help!

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If you can't get shorter nails, you might try grinding the point flush with the wood using a circular grinding attachment that can go on a drill. I do this all the time when I need to eliminate a sharps hazard.

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Hi,

I'm building a 10x14 storage shed using platform / stick-built techniques, and want to side it with white cedar shingles. I plan to use 4d SS ring-shank nails. Wall sheathing 1/2" CDX ply. Would appreciate your advice:



With no interior walls, the points of the shingle nails will stick thru the sheathing. What's the best way to avoid drawing blood when stowing garden tools hung on inside walls?
  • Clip the points flush with the ply?
  • Clinch them (bend points with hammer)? Will stainless nails tolerate?
  • Or glue up rigid foam insulation panels to hide the points?
Thanks for your help!
I'd eliminate the issue and use 3/4" sheathing.
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:58 PM   #4
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7/16” crown staple gun with 1 1/8 - 1 1/4” SS staples.

Staples hold shingles better anyway because the staple crown bridges over and holds down the grain of the wood.

Use the nails for under any windows and your last coarse.
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