Dumb Question about exterior siding for the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by CritterHill, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    What is the siding material called that I see on the outside of a number of coops in the coop gallery? Sort of a textured looking plywood stuff?




    We are in the process of building our coop and don't just want to paint flat plywood. Whatever these coops are sided with looks nice but not knowing what it is called, I am having a hard time searching for it or figuring out how much it costs.

    Little help?
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Where I come from it is called T-1-11 (Tee one eleven) siding, although that may not be the correct name, and it comes in 4x8 or 4x10 sheets. It is exterior grade plywood with grooves and is fairly inexpensive. Any lumberyard or building supply store, such as HomeDepot or Lowes, will carry it.
  3. whatnow?

    whatnow? In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2008
    SE PA
    T-11 ( or something like that...) used to be the staple. Those pictures look like something different. Lowes has a variety of exterior panels with different looks.
  4. T-1-11 is right eggchel.

    We got our's from The Home Depot.

    Comes in 4x8's, 4x9's, and 4x10 sheets.
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  5. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    That's what we're planning to use. I've seen it at both Lowes and Menards.
  6. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    So, should we have put this up instead of plywood? Or on top?

    I guess we could do either?

    Here is the current state of affairs...


    We had planned on putting normal siding on top, but this looked easier and cheaper...
  7. jmschristiansen

    jmschristiansen In the Brooder

    Feb 28, 2008
    Parker County, Texas
    At our Lowes, the cheapest siding is called "Barn Side", it has a really rustic, high grain texture, comes in 4 x 8 sheets, and is about $16 each.
  8. 2 Beauts

    2 Beauts Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    <---- 11 years with Lowe's. Left like 5 years ago, so I'm a little rusty. The one on display looks like the T-1-11. The rustic ones talked about by another member are rougher and will soak up a ton of primer! It should run around $25 or so. There is also a newer easier version made by the Hardi people. You can get it at either Lowe's Home Depot. I would think Menards would have it as well, it's called LP Siding. It's very similar to the T-1-11. It's already primed, on both sides I think, I know on one side for sure. If I remember correctly, it's slightly thinner, thus a little lighter to work with, and a little cheaper, by about $6 or so. We're building our coop with the LP stuff. Hardi makes some really good products.
  9. CritterHill

    CritterHill Songster

    Feb 3, 2008
    SE PA
    Awesome. Thanks folks.

    Initially DH had mentioned cedar siding, but came home today and announced "Hey, let's just paint the plywood!" due to cedar being expensive and looked tough to install.

    He perused all the replies here and has announced that he is confident he can now wander into Lowes and find something more attractive than flat painted plywood.

  10. pasta514

    pasta514 Chirping

    T1-11 comes with grooves either 4" or 8" apart. 5/8" thick and grooves 1/4" deep, so it's fine to use as structural without plywood under. I have 2 shed built this way already. After I primed it, and yes, it's quite thirsty, like 1 gallon of primer for 4 4x8 sheets, I sent my 7yo on to do the top coat with a smooth knap roller and it came out looking like this.


    We like the stripes and are keeping them. [​IMG]

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