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Cedar shiplap?

I bought some cedar shiplap boards from an online auction and I'm a little confused about the rabbets. Idk if they are designed this way all we're cut off or they weren't finished any ideas? I could use a dado blade with my table saw or router table to add new rabbits on the short side. Any input would be nice.
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With actual shiplap the boards go together with only a small gap between and a wider rabbet. The designers of that shiplap have just intended to have a wide gap between. It's just part of the design. If you don't like it and have a table saw you could rip much of that off. With cedar there won't be near as much shrinkage as there is with yellow pine so the smaller rabbet should be fine.
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Thanks yeah I wasn't sure about it with a 1 inch and 1/4 rabbit Is the dado down the center where I fasten them? I don't mind the design I was just wondering about expansion. I'm using them as siding. I couldn't turn them down for .89 a piece 5' and 6'
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Thanks yeah I wasn't sure about it with a 1 inch and 1/4 rabbit Is the dado down the center where I fasten them? I don't mind the design I was just wondering about expansion. I'm using them as siding. I couldn't turn them down for .89 a piece 5' and 6'
I think Cedar is about the most stable wood you could get. I wouldn't worry about wood movement with cedar.
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Ok good. What about the grooves on the back are they for fastening? I thought they were decorative but the way the rabbits are cut it seems they will be on the sheathing side...
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Ok good. What about the grooves on the back are they for fastening? I thought they were decorative but the way the rabbits are cut it seems they will be on the sheathing side...
The dado on the back is called a relief cut. It's done to lessen the chance of cup warp.

Another note, a rabbit in woodworking is spelled rabbet.
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I bought some cedar shiplap boards from an online auction and I'm a little confused about the rabbets. Idk if they are designed this way all we're cut off or they weren't finished any ideas? I could use a dado blade with my table saw or router table to add new rabbits on the short side. Any input would be nice.
Hello, excuse me but I don't understand your sentence "router table to add new rabbits on the short side". What do you mean? In French the word "rabbit" is translate for "lapin". Thanks.

Sorry for my broken english.
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What you have is actually channel siding, the channel is a decorative feature.

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