Thoughts on how you would fix this rotted wood


Old 03-19-19, 05:19 PM
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Thoughts on how you would fix this rotted wood

This is on an unheated shed that is 20 years old. \How would you fix this rotted wood? The hinge is missing some screws that likely went through the tan parts, through the T111 and then into the 2x3 behind it.

Take off the entire piece of wood and replace it?
Cut out just the length that's rotted and replace it?
Throw wood putty in there?

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Old 03-19-19, 06:45 PM
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Take the hinges off then take off the entire piece of wood and replace it. Replace entire boards wherever you need to. Cedar is a good choice.

If siding is bad behind I doubt I would worry about it. At 20 yrs, it's all going to need to be resided before long.
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A shed like that has about a 20 year life span. I know, I'm on my 2nd. Replace any boards with new. If the floor and foundation is in good shape, it's worth fixing.
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If the sidings not rotted I'd replace all the 1X's with PVC lumber instead of wood.
If the sidings also rotted it's time to make a new door.

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