|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 06-19-2013 02:34 PM||2724 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
06-19-2013 02:34 PM
I’m building the shed for my wife and using 1” rough sawn fresh hemlock board and batten. Going up wet and drying on the shed. The 10 inch boards have been up a couple weeks and the spaces opened up as they’re shrinking so the battens went up. So now I could put up the corner boards, but wondered what’s the best method for this.
The 10” boards are still shrinking I would think. If I attach the corner boards to each other the remaining shrinkage of the 10” boards could just take them apart or split them all to hell and back. The corner boards have to get nailed to the 10” boards.
Should I just nail each “half” of the corner board to its respective wall and wait and see how much separation I actually get in the corner? And then either caulk a small space or pop one of the halves of the corner board off and reposition to close a large gap?
I have 10 inch boards with 3 inch battens. For the corners I was planning to rip a 4 inch and a 3 inch to make it look visually equal.
Thanks for any input. Meanwhile I have tons of other trim to do :)