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Hello,
I hope I can get some quick advice or if there is a trick of the trade somebody may be able to pass on...

I'm building a shed and have constructed the wall frames from 47x47mm timber. I plan nailing 7' shiplap t&g along to the frames I've made.
As I'm starting to do this I am coming across a huge amount of difficulty in locating the tongue into the groove all the way along the 7 foot length. Can anyone please pass on any tips how to secure the joint all along the length?

Any advice would be gratefully received,
Cheers,
Alvin.
 

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You should take a straight edge and make sure you have no bowed studs first. Correct any that are out that will help. I would put a plywood sheathing over the studs after straightening with screws. Doing that will give you a flat surface to work with. Next site down the t/g material and cull out severely bowed material. If that is more work than you want to do then I can tell you a better way to fight it but following those steps should greatly increase the ease of installation
 
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