Douglas Fir Rough Cut Siding
Many people will use Douglas Fir (DF) for an exterior siding product when they are looking to restore an older home or building a new one.
This species of lumber is an inexpensive and durable one that will last for many years. It’s easy to work with and can install fairly quickly when you are going for a rough cut, board and batten look.
Board and Batten Coverage Table
|Nominal Width (inches)
|Dressed Width (inches)
|Exposed Face Width (inches)
|Varies with width of board selected
Douglas Fir Products : Barn : Testimonials
Mary and Tom I. - Mount Vernon, Ia
Here are some more pictures of the barn. The Timbers are #1 & better Doug Fir S4S. The siding is 1×12 #2& better Rough Sawn Doug Fir, with matching 1×3 battens. Tom has been working on the siding, Needs to get that done before he can put the rest of the roof deck on. It is really coming along.
Mary I. – Mount Vernon, Ia
A Barn Grows In Iowa
Dreams come in all sizes and shapes. This one grew with the corn in Iowa. You hear a lot about people tearing the old barns down but not about those building them back into the landscape. This is a labor of love. I asked Tom if he had any completed pictures yet , and he said he was down to a one-man crew, so the finishing touches were still a ways off. But he welcomed his Bear Creek Lumber salesman, Mark Buck to stop by with his tool belt, any time. “Been waiting for him to show up!” , Tom (pictured below left) said with a grin, over the phone.