Sealing plywood joins/gaps in a plywood sided shed
How do I seal/fill the space/gap created where the plywood sheets I have used to side my shed meet?
I have built a 16’x8’x8’ shed sided with ½” plywood siding. Initially, I intended siding it with cedar planks. Consequently, I did not put any weather strips between the plywood sheets where they joined.
Unfortunately, I have changed my mind and now plan leaving the ½” plywood as the siding and will stain it.
The plywood sheets are attached horizontally.
The two 16'x8' sides have four 4' x 8' plywood sheets running horizontally i.e one 4'x8' sheet is on top of another 4' x 8' sheet. Next to these two sheets are two other sheets with one 4'x8' sheet being on top of another 4' x 8' sheet.
On the back there are two 4' x 8' sheets, one sheet being on top of another i.e. they are attached horizontally.
On the front side I did the same as the back and then cut out a 4' x 6' doorway.
There are 2" x 4" vertical studs every 16" all around the shed on the inside. I put 2" x 4" horizontal pieces between the vertical studs where the horizontal plywood siding joined.
How I can I fill in/seal/cover the join between the plywood sheets that will now be the siding?
I am thinking of gluing and nailing some ¼”x ¾” baton over the joins, but I would also like to put some filler in the joins themselves. Should I put some caulking/wood filler/MH Ready Patch or similar products in the joins before I attach the batons.
I thank you all kindly for any suggestions you might have.
Last edited by gak1952; 09-11-2015 at 10:30 AM.
Reason: Missing details. Sorry for messy posting, but I'm new to forum