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Old 08-03-2017, 07:25 AM   #21
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Re: Making A Shed Door From Hardi Board

Originally Posted by woodyacd View Post
I`ve got 2 of those on my shed. almost the same design.
and I`m embarrassed to say I should have known better ,
it was a lousy choice of materials .
on a windy day one of the doors slammed open hard .
the hardy-backer broke off. its kind of brittle . its water proof , but doesn`t really take a beating well.
I`d go with a good pine or cypress "t&g" , and then put your cross members to keep it straight , and racked.
glued and screwed with deck-screws .
if your worried about rot, paint it with " wood-life" preservative before you paint it.
just make sure you PAINT THE BOTTOM !!
I used LP Smart side and same with trim, used liquid nails and screws and let the door lay flat overnight to let the adhesive dry. I also put pieces of scrap 1 x 4's on the backside where each hinge is to receive longer hinge screws for added strength
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I've cut this board three times and it's still too short!
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:48 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by rayh78 View Post
You can even goggle Hardi siding Delamination
So that's where all those counter samples went......


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