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Old 12-14-07, 03:05 PM
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Shed siding

Hey guys, I am about to go buy some siding for my 8x10 shed. It will have 16" oc studs. I am trying to decide what kind of siding to put on it.

The house is t1-11 so I want the shed to match. Most of the local lumber stores in town carry t1-11 in varying thicknesses. I am planning to paint the shed. There is only one that I can find locally that is pre-primed and it is the smart panel osb that is 3/8" thick.

So my question is: will I be ok to put just 3/8" paneling on my shed? It just seems like it is too thin to me.

Has anyone ever used smart panel? What are your impressions?

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Old 12-14-07, 03:21 PM
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I built an 8'x12' toy shed for my grandson several years ago and used the 3/8" T-111. While not as sturdy as the 5/8" imo it is plenty good enough for a shed. The grooves in the 3/8" might not be as deep as in the 5/8" but I doubt anyone would notice the difference.
 
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Old 12-15-07, 03:52 AM
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If I were doing it with 3/8", I would include a couple of sets of perlins, say at 30" and 60" off the plate just to keep the lighter siding from warping, and it will warp with the changes in the wx.
 
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If I were doing it with 3/8", I would include a couple of sets of perlins, say at 30" and 60" off the plate just to keep the lighter siding from warping, and it will warp with the changes in the wx.
Is a perlin a horizontal 2x4 between the studs? And would you put them between each stud?
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That is correct. Install them between every stud. This will give the 3/8" panels a little more rigidity, as well as giving you a place to hang things on the inside.
 
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Originally Posted by chandler View Post
That is correct. Install them between every stud. This will give the 3/8" panels a little more rigidity, as well as giving you a place to hang things on the inside.
I like it! Thanks for the advice
 
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