I'm building a rustic cabin this summer and looking to keep construction cheap and simple.
Are there sheathing materials that can double as siding that folks would recommend? The cabin is small, 12'x 16' and I want to build 2ft on center with rough cut 2x6s.
I've consider T1-11 as an option, though I've started to notice a lot sheds around with pretty crappy, weather beaten looking T1-11, so I am now questioning the quality of that product. I live in Vermont, which is pretty wet and cold. Other ideas I have considered:
3/4" exterior rated plywood, trimmed to cover seams and with some vertical strips, for kind of a faux-board and batten look
Shiplap nailed straight onto studs. I have an old garage at home done this way, which is still standing (seems like this was a common practice around here way back when). A sawmill near me makes shiplap that is cheaper per board foot than plywood.
Other ideas welcome. Thanks!