We are looking for inexpensive wood siding for our cabin. We donít want T111. We would like to use real boards but donít want to spend a fortune. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe a source of live edge siding in eastern PA?
Last edited by Springer Rage; 06-05-2018 at 01:38 PM.
Get some rough cut red oak boards from a saw mill, you can board and batten the siding relatively inexpensively. BTW, I had to open your post to see what Woo siding was. If you don't have a saw Mill in Delaware county I can give you the phone number for a sawmill just off the Middle creek Wildlife Management area. I bough rough cut oak planks for them to build a huge wood shed a few months ago, their prices are very good.
Last edited by Woods walker; 06-05-2018 at 01:25 PM.
True. That would make for easier maintenance. I just know that the prior owner of that home (I have since moved on as well) didn't seem to even scrape it and the result was a surface that was a real pain to prep/paint.
Rough cut hemlock is a good option and used to be a lot cheaper than oak. I haven't bought in any for about ten years so that may have changed with all the hemlock that has been dying off as of late. Oak would definitely be stronger, but I've built plenty of structures with hemlock and it has always worked well. WW is correct, coat it with a good preservative. If you must have color use a semi-transparent stain, but clear is easiest to maintain.
Woo siding (pronounced si-ding) was a tracklayer on the railroad !