cesca beamish wrote:thanks.
please what's quarter sawn and rift sawn?
The structure is roughly 8' x 16' including roof overhangs. 2x2 & 3x2 tanalised softwood frame structure on a 6x2 bed, sitting on slabs on a sandy compacted 'soil'
The pallet wood is soft wood (don't know more than that sorry) 3/4" thick and between 4 and 5" wide planks and 7' long.
The design of my frame would easily take horiz cladding boards, uprights at 2', but if vertical boards is significantly better I can add 2x2 between the uprights.
I feel my options are either
1. horiz cladding; successive boards overlapping the lower one by up to half? like feather boarding
2. vert cladding; 2 layers, top layer covering joins
I tend to prefer screws to nails myself, I'd rather pull joints tight on a predrilled screw than hit it, but would galvanised nails be suitable here? you speak of fewer fixings the better?
I've not worked out insulation or internal lining yet but my 2" framing gives a gap and internal face for fixing.
thanks ever so much
ps had the pleasure of using some 100yr old teak from a boat hull to make cupboards etc in our narrowboat- amazing stuff!