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Water table with Dutch lap siding

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Ok so I’m going to be siding my house with 8” dutchlap siding, and have been tossing the idea back and forth in my head about using a water table board. What’s your guy’s thoughts on this ? I’ve scoured the web and I’ve seen nothing like this. 

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user-6809066 wrote:

Ok so I’m going to be siding my house with 8” dutchlap siding, and have been tossing the idea back and forth in my head about using a water table board. What’s your guy’s thoughts on this ? I’ve scoured the web and I’ve seen nothing like this. 

I'm not quite sure of your question.  Is it how the tall siding will look with the water table detail?  If so, grab a couple pcs of siding and mock it up.

 

If it's something else, please expand on the question.

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Yeah that’s basicaly my (post #215942, reply #2 of 9)

Yeah that’s basicaly my question, everything I’ve looked up shows no kind of trim board at all, I know the water table serves a purpose but I also like how it looks.    

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Ok (post #215942, reply #3 of 9)

On all the sidings I've done over the years I guess I relied on the history of the area for the sizing of the skirt or apron under the traditional (used to be a stock item in the local lumberyards) water table.  With 4" reveal siding it sometimes was pretty hefty, maybe 7-10 inches.  Other times it might be way less.

Depending on the period look of the house, you might want to check out the neighborhood for examples.  Or peruse some Greek and Roman history for proper sizing of architecture.

30 yrs ago when we built I used a beefy tipped table with a 1x4 below with our 7" reveal siding.  Right or wrong it appealed to the wife and that's what we all like to achieve.

 

if it ever stops raining, I'll take and post a pic.  But, a mock up of a corner will be your best bet.

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I’m out in the middle of (post #215942, reply #9 of 9)

I’m out in the middle of  300 acres so nothing to compare to lol. I’ve noticed on all the google searches I’ve done I don’t even see a skirt board installed with dutchlap siding, actually in the small milled America I’m from it’s not even a thing I see around here. 

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The first is our place, the last a porch job on an 1880 house.

 

alas, this fine pic of software at Breaktime don't work and it won't take my photos.  Sorry.

 

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Maybe... (post #215942, reply #6 of 9)

the 8th is the charm?

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Maybe (post #215942, reply #5 of 9)

the other?

 

 

nope, damn this forum software.

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I always  use a water table, (post #215942, reply #7 of 9)

I always  use a water table, the size depends on the height of the house. I use PVC which keeps the siding, whatever it is, off the ground and away from water. I think it also makes the house look more grounded appearance wise.

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With Dutch lap you just need (post #215942, reply #8 of 9)

With Dutch lap you just need a kid and his thumb to hold the water back.


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