if you like plywood use plywood
If you like saving all your old cars save them
if you like tall grass dont cut it
if you like the 4x8 look do it
I guess I havnt seen the 4x8 look is that what they call Shabby Sheek.
Or Shack Cheep. Or Crap Heep
The design of clapboard is intended to splash, or wick, water away from
Of course there are other options such as vertical lap siding or board
and batten, so the angle of attack isn't the only issue.
Normally plywood *is* used as what's called the underlayment, on top of
which goes a vapor barrier such as homewrap, and then the siding. This
multi-layer construction provides fewer routes for water to enter your
home. If you just have one piece of plywood, and it's protected at the
top by an eave or such, it might work -- but then you have the question
of sealing at the joint between two plywood pieces, and that's a problem.
At any rate you should be using "exterior grade plywood" which is
thicker and has a different composition intended to resist warping and
Clapboard really isn't that much more expensive, especially for a small
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