5 years ago I started installing plywood siding on the inside of my shop. It is pre-primed 15/32” thick with v-grooves every 4” OC. The thought was that this would make a wall to be able to attach many light weight storage fixtures anywhere on the wall, regardless of stud location, as well as provide for a sturdy surface, as things fell or banged against the wall. Every two months or so, I would pick up 4 to 5 sheets from the big box store, then go home and install them over a weekend or two, as time permitted. Well, 19 sheets in, I started traveling internationally, and eventually moved overseas for a 3 year period. Last year when I arrived home, it was time to pick up where I left off. I went to the big box, and could not find my siding. I went to a half dozen other locations with no luck. Based on research, I found that no manufactures in my area made that thickness of siding any more, nor did they have any siding at all with the same v-grooves 4” OC. So here I am, 5 sheets short, with 19 installed. No way I am going to take down 19 sheets and start over, so I came up with a plan, fir out the studs and use the siding that is 11/32” thick.
I purchased 1/4” lattice and planed it down to 1/8” then stapled it to my studs. (After I derusted my surface planer. Reference previous blog here ) Then I used my new TrackSaw Router Adapter to cut 11 v-grooves per sheet down the entire length. After an hour of setup and 3 more ours of routing, I am back to where I need to be. I have yet to hang the siding, but I am extremely happy to get to this point. The remainder of the shop has all the nail holes filled and is ready for paint. Once complete, then I can move to shop cabinet construction!!!
Here I am in the process of grooving my siding:
You can reference my review of the DeWALT TrackSaw Router Adapter here.
Also utilized the router adapter to add a new rabbit along the edge of one sheet, that I cut down to allow the joint to occur over a stud. It performed flawlessly.
Thanks for reading.
-- Scott in Texas