Rough sawn Fir or Spruce for siding

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by J Fox, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. J Fox

    J Fox Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2015
    South Jersey
    Planning to build our first coop very soon and getting ideas together for materials and such. Plan to have a board and batten exterior, and have found some very nice and economical wood to use at Home Depot. The exterior will be primed and painted so wood will be protected. This wood is marked "Fir or Spruce "
    Is there any reason this wood wouldn't be suitable or a bad idea? The price is right, the wood looks great. I understand it isn't as weather proof as cedar, but again it will be sealed on the exterior and painted..
    Thank you for your thoughts and or ideas.
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Most lumber is 'fir or spruce' and should be fine.

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