Left over cedar planks?


In the Brooder
5 Years
Sep 15, 2014
I have a ton of 1x4x6's cedar planks left over from my fence. How can I use them as siding when they don't line up exactly? Any ideas how to make it weatherproof? Thanks.
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We're going to try the board and board method!
Can do that too....for me, building a pallet coop, I have natural small spaces in the siding since it is on pallets...so on inside of coop I am putting up OSB for walls...which will take care of drafts/potential leaks thru the walls. OSB is being painted with a latex/primer to seal it.
Yeah! We're trying to buy as little material as possible. So we'll see how well sealed the board and board works. We might even use some silicone if there are few enough gaps. We're also worried about adding osb due to the structural support as we're putting a green roof on it :) don't want it to be too heavy!
Thanks for the advice. I've done some research and everything is hearsay ranging from instant death to they'll be fine. Facts and research are hard to find. From what I can tell, as long as it's aired out wood, plenty of ventilation in the coop, and cedar lumber (not shavings or the closet liner stuff) The chickens will be ok.

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