Re: Front porch repair project
I considered T/G but had to dismiss all forms of it purely because I wanted access to the void again it would mean taking the whole lot down
The aim is to give a wooden plank effect . Yes the thin Knotty pine is rubbish as edges that interlock break too easily, been there and tried that elsewhere and the knots tend to fall out. The thick ones weight is a concern to me but no knott problems.
so it is back to that link I posted for straight timber. Easy to unscrew one slate if necessary As long as they have a coat of a water repellant as they go up on what would be the (void) underside, tightly laid together and screwed at a reasonable distance apart warping and twisting won't happen.
Ok the area is 7ft long at the widest and 3ft from front to back
Another thing I had to think about is positioning of the vents. So found these which look easy to fix positionally (hopefully) with only having to cut the timber.
T/G could prove a problem
comes in brown which we have to have. if they don't do what I not much financial loss. 2 of these just enough to let air circulate in the void but also discreet , they are not the thpe one can open and close.
Overall I wanted to keep costs to a minimum yet still look the business
So as you can see I gave it some thought first with the question of "What if" firmly on my mind