Whitewood vs. #2 Pine Furring Strips
If I’m building a rainscreen behind my reverse board and batten cypress siding using 1 x 4 furring strips vertically and then horizontally on top of those, which type of wood would be best? #2 pine or whitewood?
And what type of fastener would be best and will not split the strips? It will have to go through the furring strip(s) and OSB, then into the stud. Ring shank nails? Or screws? I’ve also, come across Passlode Tetra Grip nails which look gnarly (and expensive) but I worry that the gun, even at the lowest setting, would split the furring strips.
**Photo is not mine. Just using it to show an example of what I want to do.
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