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Old 06-30-2010, 08:37 AM   #1
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looking for ideas on the best, most efficient/effective method of dealing with the corners, against the columns. One of the four spaces is up against (not touching) the house's vinyl siding.

another issue I have to decide is the interior wood: leave it alone? paint it? or add trim/moulding? i am leaning toward trim/moulding since it will allow me to conceal some of the minor errors I made along the way, where some of the wood doesn't meet 100% flush.

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The more wood you add, the greater the chance of trapping moisture. You will need to scribe and cut flat stock (1x4's) to openings left by the posts, walls, etc. The opening around the door will need stop molding and a bottom sweep.
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"You will need to scribe and cut flat stock (1x4's) to openings left by the posts, walls, etc."


thanks...what's the best kind of saw to use for these cuts?
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Cover them with a protection layer?
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"You will need to scribe and cut flat stock (1x4's) to openings left by the posts, walls, etc."



Can I get flat stock at most lumber yards?
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You can get this wood any place on the planet that sells wood.
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a friend of mine suggested having 1/4" thick 4' X 8' pieces of birch plywood cut into 3" pieces to use as finishing pieces. i would have to weatherproof them (Thompson's?) and stain them.

does this sound look a good idea? are there better option.

i recently put up a few 1 X4s (flat stock?) just to see how they would look.

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Use solid wood for your scribes---plywood get kind of raggedy when cut as a scribe. Also ,it will not take the weather.--Mike--
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a friend of mine suggested having 1/4" thick 4' X 8' pieces of birch plywood cut into 3" pieces to use as finishing pieces. i would have to weatherproof them (Thompson's?) and stain them.

does this sound look a good idea? are there better option.

i recently put up a few 1 X4s (flat stock?) just to see how they would look.

thanks for taking a look
Birch plywood is not made to be exposed to the weather. The 1/4" variety will look like a rolling wave after a few rain episodes. The 1x4" pine choice, primed and painted on all 6 sides makes sense.
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how thick is a flat stock 1 X 4?
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3/4" x 3 1/2"

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