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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 06-27-2010 06:16 PM 997 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2010 06:16 PM

Good afternoon, I was hoping for a little input I want to build a garden shed and am wondering what would most of you use as a main siding material, I have looked at T 111, although easy not my favorite, what other material would work well outdoors and not break the bank? I would really like to do board and batten type of siding. Any sources for some plan ideas would be great as well, thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#1 posted 06-27-2010 06:38 PM

I built my garden shed so it would match the style of my house. I used the same siding (profile wood) and trim and the same roofing plates in the same style and color. I did this because I wanted the garden to be the focus rather than the building. I’m not saying that my way is the best way, but just my personal preference. I am very pleased with the result though. Good luck with your project whatever you eventually choose.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-27-2010 09:22 PM

My son and I built his and went to a surplus supply store for contractors and found vinyl siding for a pretty low price, So, we cover the shed in 5/8 OSB and used the vinyl siding. Looks like a play house instead of a garden shed.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#3 posted 06-27-2010 10:13 PM

I vote for fiber-cement siding. It’ll last longer than you do.

-- Steve B - New Life Home Improvement

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