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Thread: Exterior wood wall - siding ideas?

  1. #16
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    Thanks for the tips - will look at some Hardie this weekend. I have a finish nailer and stainless nails - but I also have some trim head stainless left over. Not necessarily hardie-specific, so might need to look.

    I also received two samples of the composite board from NewTechWood. Stuff is heavy - not sure how it compares to trex (mold) - and is real tempting... but I feel like it will look fake.

    I'm also looking at reclaimed barn wood on Monday.

    Some progress - the color is a lighter blue/grey/green but due to how bright the sky is, appears darker:


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    Watch out for critters with re-claimed barn wood...

    That's a very attractive building! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    Watch out for critters with re-claimed barn wood...

    That's a very attractive building! Congrats!
    Will ask if they treat the wood, they store it "indoors" but I don't know if they do any heat treatment, etc...

    Thanks! The interior is much nicer - white pine timberframe:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/680460...posted-public/

    (I've since moved to instagram, where I'm posting photos each day that I work)

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    Well, I went with the barn wood. Still working on it:



    I don't suppose there is a way to preserve the brown color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Pariseau View Post
    I don't suppose there is a way to preserve the brown color?
    Permanently? Nope. You can retard the greying with a finish that has good UV protection, but you cannot completely stop "Mother Nature".

    That looks great, BTW!
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