would only stop water from falling off the roof, but it would not have any effect on rainwater that fell directly onto the deck. The second alternative to fixing the problem would be to purchase #105 weatherboard siding that is milled out of pressure-treated lumber. None of my local home improvement centers offer pres- sure-treated weatherboard. In fact, very few of them even carry this
style of weatherboard siding any longer. Therefore, in order to perma- nently fix this problem I decided to mill my own #105 weather- board siding out of pieces of pressure-treated 1x6. In all, I needed approximately 34 linear feet of siding to repair the section next to the porch and another 30 linear feet for the repair to the side of a shed. I purchased treated 1x6 boards in lengths of 8 feet, 10 feet and 16 feet for the repairs. I used the longer pieces on the wall next to the porch and on the shed next to the patio, and I used several scrap pieces to make the pieces that I needed for the repair adjacent to the side porch.
DO IT YOURSELF
We pried off the rotted siding and used its profile as a template to mill the replacement pieces.
For a stable work surface and smooth, consistent cutting, we milled the siding use a router mounted in a router table.