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Question:


I Have a local sawmill that can provide white pine rough cut boards, 2x8 for external log siding at a very competitive price.
I am considering installing them flat on an OSB cladded stick built house, with a chinking space. Each course of boards would be separated by a 1x1 wood spacer, allowing the remaing 1x1 void to be used for chinking.
Do you have any experience of such an installation?

Answer:

It should work, but make sure the boards are dry or they will pull from the chink when they do dry out. You should put a 1" piece of Grip Strip in the line for a backer before chinking. If there is not enough room left to allow a 1/4" thick bead of chink then place a line of masking tape in thespce and chink over it.

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