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A novice needs a little help with a shed project.
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 14, 2020 08:23PM
The novice would be me.

It's more of an 8'x12' office/guest room/storage room that I'm building in my back yard. I've decided on 4'x8' T1-11 siding over building paper — it's plywood with a rough sawn surface that I'll paint. It's an economical and easy-to-install solution for me that I think will look nice. Our climate is pretty mild and there will be no insulation or electricity for now.

Is this the way the overlaped siding is supposed to be nailed? Before I make a mistake, I thought I'd run it by the experts here.






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Re: A novice needs a little help with a shed project.
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 14, 2020 08:46PM
In solid wood, away from the mitered edges or it will tend to split. This is not exactly your layout but you should get the idea (hopefully the image link will work).


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Re: A novice needs a little help with a shed project.
Posted by: artie67
Date: August 14, 2020 09:40PM
We just did some work on the house and I have a couple tips.
I'll continue in the morn. People at the door (all masked) for meatball sandwiches.....post in the morn.....Artie
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Re: A novice needs a little help with a shed project.
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 15, 2020 09:54PM
Are you using a nail gun or hand nailing? I’d avoid nailing right at the overlap, too much chance of damaging the edge. Either toenail along each edge (angle the nails), or if that doesn’t work, install blocking.



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Re: A novice needs a little help with a shed project.
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 16, 2020 01:33AM
I'll be hand nailing. I think I could probably back away from the edge and the lip would still have enough pressure on the piece below it to hold it tight to the stud. Or I could even drill some pilot holes without too much trouble.




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