Buildinga shed need suggestion

hendoomanMarch 28, 2007

I am building an 8 x 10 shed in my backyard. I am about 90% complete except for the siding. I went to Lowes and Home Depot and sheets of Hardiplank were $22 a piece! I would need 12 sheets, it is really blowing my budget.

Any suggestions to another type of product to use as exterior siding. Could I use plywood? I live in Kansas, if you are wondering about the elements.


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You can use T-111 plywood. Comes in two thicknesses. You put it right over the studs. It has vertical grooves in it.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 8:47AM
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Is that a treated wood? Is it paintable?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 11:03AM
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I checked out the T-111 at Lowes $26 a sheet...any other suggestions?

    Bookmark   March 28, 2007 at 2:42PM
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You can use regular exterior ply and just paint it. Use solid 1x3's at the corners, eaves, seams and door to protect the ply edges and give it some architectural interest.
I don't know of a lower price point.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2007 at 9:15AM
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You may also buy exterior plywood and using a router bit make your own T-11 siding.
Do you have access to wood pallets?
Strip the pallets and use them as siding.I build my shed using old pallets.A labor intensive job but when you get the pallets for free why compolain. I used a solid stain on mine.
You could also paint them.
Let us know what you end up doing.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 9:42AM
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