Can weathershield wood be used as cross strips?

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Old 03-28-14, 10:53 AM
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Can weathershield wood be used as cross strips?

I bought some 1x4 weathershield wood for my frame to nail beadboard to on my porch ceiling project. It is running perpendicular on my 2x6s that I used to level the ceiling joists. I bought it thinking "outdoor use must be great" but then recently read that it tends to shrink. Now I understand all wood is going to expand and shrink, but is there any reason (besides cost) for not using these boards? I like them because A)they come in shorter pieces B) are a lot straighter than the furring strip wood at my local place and C) well they are meant for outdoors. Just want to make sure they don't shrink excessively for this type of use before getting any further in my project.
 
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Old 03-28-14, 11:13 AM
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All depends on how dry they are. I'm assuming weathershield is a brand name for treated lumber. The wood is normally very wet from the treatment process and will shrink quite a bit as it dries out.

No reason not to use it, but regular wood would be fine if it's protected from direct weather exposure.
 
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Yeah it is very dry compared to when I bought it. Thanks! Just wanted to make sure there was not a reason not to use it (besides cost cuz obviously it is pricier than untreated lumber)
 
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You'll need to use galvanized nails that a rated for use with PT lumber to insure the fastener doesn't corrode.
 
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Hmmmm I am using exterior deck screws. Oh booooy hope they are galvanized. If not few boards to take down
 
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We are good lol checked box, says for use with all types of treated lumber. Whooooo! Been trying to post pics of progress, but having computer issues (new computer have not figuerd out how to upload from phone lol)
 
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