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Old 07-03-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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Exterior Walls for a Shed

I am building a shed in my backyard, and i have everything down so far, except a simple yet confusing question... I choose to go with textured plywood for the exterior walls. The textured plywood happens to be particle board. What type of nails should i use to nail these baby's up? I went to local lowes and home depot, and their sheds also used textured plywood (osb plywood) and they just hold it up with staples. Should i use the same nails i used for my framing? finishing nails? or what should i do?

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Galvy nails for outside
I used finish nails on mine

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Old 07-03-2010, 09:25 AM   #3
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See if they have 1 3/4 " galvanized spiral nails. They hold pretty good for siding.
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Particle board is not plywood is not OSB. They are three different materials. I have never heard of particle board or osb sheet siding. I would use neither for the final exterior siding. Exterior plywood siding performs quite well if properly maintained. My house was built in 1976 with plywood siding and it is still in great shape.
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Sounds like LP's SmartSide- osb: http://www.lpcorp.com/LP_Products/Wa...itional_Wood_/


At the Depot: http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053

Don't use finish nails (no head) to stop the expansion. Or electro-coated galvanized nails (coating flakes off at installation from the gun driver, then rusts). Use hot-dipped galvanized unless on the Coast- use stainless steel there.

Plywood is best, as mentioned by Jogr: http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Ma...atalogId=10053


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