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PJfromLaMesa

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06-08-2017 05:59 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question siding bevel

I’m new to this site, and I am stumped. Does anyone know of a supplier of 3/8” x 6” bevel siding. My house is painted, and i’m not sure what the existing siding is made of, it could be cedar. It is a straight bevel 3/8” to nothing 6” wide with 5” showing. I went to my local lumber store and searched online but only found 1/2”. I am only replacing a section so I need it to match. Any Help would be appreciated.


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Loren

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#1 posted 06-08-2017 06:07 PM

You may have to accept what you can get. If
the available siding is wood it can be planed
on the back side to reduce the thickness at
the edge. This can be done with a hand plane
or with some cleverness done with a machine.

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#2 posted 06-08-2017 06:51 PM

Have you measured the the replacement pieces. It may be the finished size of the 1/2” is actually 3/8.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#3 posted 06-08-2017 07:40 PM



You may have to accept what you can get. If
the available siding is wood it can be planed
on the back side to reduce the thickness at
the edge. This can be done with a hand plane
or with some cleverness done with a machine.

- Loren

What came to mind was sandwiching two of the pieces together on the faces and with the bevels opposing. That would give the backs as two parallel surfaces. The sandwich could be held together with double sided tape or actually glued on the last few inches of each end. Carefully run it through the planer until the thickness is correct. The glued ends would probably have some snipe anyway, so cutting them off wouldn’t be such a bad loss.

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PJfromLaMesa

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 06:12 AM

Thanks for your responses. I was hoping for a source to buy them directly. I’ll check into the idea of finished size versus advertised size.

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 01:20 PM

not sure what “local lumber store’ means, but if its a retail giant, look at independant lumber yards. youll find more knowledge and maybe direction to find it if they dont have it. since ya have to replace a piece, might be wise to take a piece and take it with ya.
the way you describe it , it reads like you have cedar.
also, if its not in a very noticable area, a 1/8” difference isnt much

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kimballd

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 01:24 PM

Find a building supply store, not a big box. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you might try getting a piece 8” (nominal 7 1/4”) siding and ripping an inch or so off the bottom. Just a suggestion…..
Kimball

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 03:49 PM

Try a roofing supplier. Cedar shingles.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 03:52 PM

Pretty sure he’s dealing with lap siding

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