I have built the frame for a small shed that will be in a very protected
area. Now I need to buy some plywood for sides and a roof. But I know
nothing about plywood
All I need is something to keep water out and add a little rigidity to the
structure. I would like to buy whatever HD might carry that is suitable for
exterior use and is cheapest. 1/4" is probably adequate, if anything comes
What do you suggest.
I thought about just using a poly tarp, but decided that was a little bit
too flimsy, even for this.
You can use OSB but it will have to be painted or it will fall apart. T-111
is about $25 a sheet and has good appearance if that is a factor.
For the roof, I think 1/4" is probably too thin unless it is only 2 or 3
<< I would like to buy whatever HD might carry that is suitable for exterior
use and is cheapest. >>
Check out the corrugated plastic panels at your box store. No paint needed,
weatherproof, easily attached to 1 x 3 furring strips. Transluscent roof panels
mean no windows needed.
You probly already know this, but with exterior rated plywood the grade ends
Such as in Grade ACX, where the veneer on one side is A (smooth, paintable )
other side is C, (quite a few defects) and has eXterior glue......
If it dont have exterior rated glue, it likely wont hold up very long at all
where any moisture can get to it.
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