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I’m going to side my small home with metal, and I would like to use cedar material for the trim work. Inside corners, outside corners, doors, and windows.

So I’ll have cedar trims, and then butt metal j channel up to that.

For my inside and outside corners I’m thinking of getting 2 by cedar material, sticking them together on the ground with stainless fasteners. I was just going to butt them together forming a corner.

Any better suggestions?




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Any particular reason you don't want to use the pre-formed corners and trim pcs that are available with metal siding?
Cedar will need treatment every few years.


Your detail plan above should be fine. But more important is the house wrap rain screen, and flashing underneath the siding.
 

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Any particular reason you don't want to use the pre-formed corners and trim pcs that are available with metal siding?
Cedar will need treatment every few years.


Your detail plan above should be fine. But more important is the house wrap rain screen, and flashing underneath the siding.


Really I’m just considering it for the looks of cedar trim with black metal siding. House wrap is good, will flash everything.

I could just do the metal corners and cedar the windows and doors.... cedar is HIGH dollar


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How thick is the cedar?


I'd rather rip the back of the board out and burn the J-Channel behind it or double up the trim. Cleaner look and hides the caulk joints.


I like this idea as well, would you run it through the saw and rip it back far enough that the j hides inside of the cedar material?


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