Exterior Wood Siding

October 28th, 2009

There is a section of the ugly exterior
back patio that I want to cover with horizontal slats of wood. Like this guy did via the LA Times.

Good to know:

1. Use quality, stain-grade redwood
2. Use the proper kind of nail (zinc oxide, to prevent corrosion)
3. Drill a starter hole before tapping in each nail (to avoid splitting the wood)

I think we can do this after learning how to float furring strips on our concrete bricks in the guest bedroom.

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  1. maya on 10/28/2009:

    i want to do that too, al over our new house that has vinyl siding.. but this is so much money.. and in the north east.. ugh.
    we will get th ekeys in 30 days!!! i hope!

  2. meohmyoh on 10/28/2009:

    Seeexay. I love it. I had totally forgotten about your patio! This would jazz it up fo sho

  3. April on 10/29/2009:

    We used cedar, which is soft enough you don't have to worry about splitting/drilling pilot holes, and it will weather to a silver color over time… I can't wait to see that happen.

  4. THE BRICK HOUSE on 10/29/2009:

    Cedar would probably work great since it is covered…hmmm….

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