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A home owner's 'incredible deal' on exterior trim turned out not to be that incredible. I generally spec 5/4 trim on all Hardie lap siding homes as the lapped portion of the trim ends up right about 3/4" thick, from the wall.

Besides the fact that I think the 5/4 would look better, the 4/4 will probably work for the corner boards. Window casings are a different story. Vinyl flanged windows, so the frame projects 1" from wall face. The 3/4" trim thickness is gonna look really strange there.

HO can't return the purchase as it was a closeout item. Wants to know which material to use as a 1/4" backing to fur out the trim around the windows. Must be cost effective and at least weather resistant. A few things came to mind, but thought I would ask around here. Thanks guys.
 

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1/4" lattice, but be sure to prime first. If you are confident it would be completely covered you could use plywood , paint or caulk well
 

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If you are out of the weather, and you should be, nothing cheaper than 3/8th's lath. Bundles of 4ft pieces real cheap. GMOD
 

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Why not pack out the trim with scraps of the siding itself. You're sure to have rips left from under and over windows, under the soffit, cutoffs, etc.:thumbsup:
 

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Why not pack out the trim with scraps of the siding itself. You're sure to have rips left from under and over windows, under the soffit, cutoffs, etc.:thumbsup:

To much work, all those rips will have bevels, trim will not lay flat, i think it would be a PITA, GMOD
 

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To much work, all those rips will have bevels, trim will not lay flat, i think it would be a PITA, GMOD
Then what the heck was this? :blink:Not a beveled board in the bunch.
 

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Yeah, they aren't beveled. They are 5/16" thickness full width.

Don't know why I hadn't considered using the scraps for furring. Thanks

BTW Loneframer, did you do those ballustrades? Nice work if you did.
 

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I buy sheet goods rip strips to size i want
The lathe seems to be a little inconsistent around here
I dont worry to much about priming or anything
If I do back them out I leave some long and short so it will flush out the material for me
 

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Yeah, they aren't beveled. They are 5/16" thickness full width.

Don't know why I hadn't considered using the scraps for furring. Thanks

BTW Loneframer, did you do those ballustrades? Nice work if you did.
No, I framed and sided but the GC and his carpenters did the balustrades. They are Spanish Cedar.:thumbsup:
 

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Is the siding installed directly over the housewrap and sheathing or do you have the planks on furring strips, creating a drainage plane?
 

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dielectricunion said:
Is the siding installed directly over the housewrap and sheathing or do you have the planks on furring strips, creating a drainage plane?
Pretty sure he solved that problem 4 years ago.

(sorry man, couldn't help myself:
I've done it too.)
 
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