Douglas Fir for Siding and Decking
Is Douglas fir an acceptable siding and decking option in northern utah?
This use of fir impresses me… I have stripped my exterior and applied prosoco WRB, and now have a year to complete the siding.
What are your thoughts on taking 2×6’s or possibly 2×8’s in fir, then
1. Table saw a 15 deg on both sides to shed water and provide the appearance of a ship lap gap.
2. Spray them with vinegar/steel wool to age the wood, and then spray them with a clear oil before installation over a rain screen.
What would you do differently? (use smartside is not an acceptable answer! 🙂 )
Thanks for the advice.
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