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How to Install Cedar Siding

Cedar siding offers a few options for treating corners. Mitering is a popular option to create a neat finish. Follow this technique that uses corner boards.

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Overlap Succeeding Course of Cedar Siding

Here's What You'll Do:

The techniqueuses corner boards. They are sized according to the siding's thickness, but are often 3/4-inch or 1-1/4-inch material. Check that each piece is flush with the house before nailing it in place.

Cut Corner Bead Pieces

Check that each piece of cedar siding is flush with the house before nailing in place (image 1). Continue cutting the corner bead pieces to fit along the corner joint (image 2).

Attach Corner Bead

Nail the corner bead in place. Fill any joints with caulk to seal.

Nail Corner Bead in Place and Seal Joints

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Attach Furring Strip

Cut and attach a furring strip to support the lower edge of the first board (image 1). Face nail to studs penetrating 1-1/4 inches into solid wood (image 2). Use one ring shank nail per bearing spaced at maximum 24 inches on center.

Install Each Row

Cut and install each row to length. Use a foam brush to apply sealant.

Install Length of Siding and Apply Sealant

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Overlap Boards

Make sure that each course overlaps the previous by about 1 inch to allow for shrinkage. Do not overlap more than 2 inches.

Overlap Succeeding Course of Cedar Siding

Courtesy of DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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