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luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« on: Jan 25, 2010, 06:31 PM »
1/4"?? can somebody post a picture of there shack with luan as siding so I can see what the luan looks like on the side of the shack. I'll be building a 6.5' by 5' shack this summer and I will use my little boat trailer and mount it on the side of the shack. the shack will be tiped over on the ice with the trailer on the side of the shack.

1/4" luan PRICE??

for the people that don't know, luan is underlayment for flooring kind of like plywood.

did any of you guys use 1/4" OSB? how does that hold up?? a couple coats of outdoor paint and you should be set to go right?

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2010, 07:02 PM »
I'm thinking I would lean toward 1/4 exterior plywood. The Luan is not really very waterproof and comes apart pretty easy when it's wet. 1/4" OSP is mostly glue and it dosen't do water very well, worse than the Luan. I've built several shacks with the 1/4" exterior plywood and when painted good they will last for years.

1/4"?? can somebody post a picture of there shack with luan as siding so I can see what the luan looks like on the side of the shack. I'll be building a 6.5' by 5' shack this summer and I will use my little boat trailer and mount it on the side of the shack. the shack will be tiped over on the ice with the trailer on the side of the shack.

1/4" luan PRICE??

for the people that don't know, luan is underlayment for flooring kind of like plywood.

did any of you guys use 1/4" OSB? how does that hold up?? a couple coats of outdoor paint and you should be set to go right?
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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2010, 07:05 PM »
no pics yet but i am just finishing a sweet sled that I sheeted with luan got it at the local lumber yard for 8.49 a 4x8 sheet.  one side is just a plain old brown wood but the otherside was a nice marbled maple.  that side looks awsome.  the other side I am just painting
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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #3 on: Jan 25, 2010, 07:08 PM »
I don't want to pay $20.00 for 1 sheet of plywood.

alot of people use osb for there shacks.

exterior paint will protect the luan just fine.

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #4 on: Jan 25, 2010, 07:12 PM »
Lauan comes in both exterior and interior grades. Make sure it's exterior and paint it well especially the edges. Primer/sealer and finish coat.
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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #5 on: Jan 25, 2010, 07:17 PM »
interior PRICE??

exterior PRICE??

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #6 on: Jan 25, 2010, 07:24 PM »
This is OSB after a year with 3 coat of exterior paint.




this is luan after 3 years.


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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #7 on: Jan 25, 2010, 07:29 PM »
And this is a good way to protect a roof. Plastic!

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #8 on: Jan 26, 2010, 12:25 AM »
I have a sled / shanty built from 3/16 (5mm) luan.  It works fine.  very light weight.  Being that I wanted to waterproof it the best I could I coated the lower 6 to 8" with "cheap" spray on bed liner..then painted the entire shack with porch / deck paint.  Seems to be holding up really well..But there again, during the summer it sits in the garage, during the winter it is either on the ice or in the back of my truck under a cap.



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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #9 on: Jan 26, 2010, 05:23 AM »
I use 3/8" OSB, primed and 2 coats of paint. Screwed it to a 2"X2" frame. Been on it's 3rd season with no issues or damage. I am going to attach some UHMW strips where the frame/OSB meets the ice before next season just for a little more protection against abuse.
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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #10 on: Jan 26, 2010, 05:50 AM »
I use 1/8 inch Luann all of the time. Mostly for weight reasons. It holds up well with two coats of Spar varnish. If I was going to leave it out in the summer also I would use a Latex paint instead. Like Sherwin Williams A-100. I have had the best success from this paint. I use it on the bottom of my shanties. Some are going on five years old with no issues. I only paint the bottom toward the ice, and leave the side I walk on untreated. It dries out better and does not trap any moisture into the wood like if it was painted on both sides. I keep my shanties indoors for the summer out of the sunlight.  I steer clear of the OSB because it is heavy! Someone on this site called it fallaparticle board. I would not spend the time or money using the stuff. It will hold water like a sponge and feel like it tripled in weight. It will also soak up the paint too. Adding weight just to make it last. Paint is about 10 lbs per gallon or more. Every gallon or every time you have to paint your shanty, is weight you have to push or pull onto the lake. My shanty weighs 332 lbs and is 8X8.



So to answer your question, you can use the sheets of luann, and make a roof like Mud said. to keep the water off. It will last a long time and won't get heavier every season.

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 2010, 06:44 AM »
Mine is Luan,I sprayed it down with thompsons and 3 years later still going strong. Maybe ready for another coat this summer.


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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #12 on: Jan 26, 2010, 06:47 AM »
Last time I looked  at Lowe's, the good Lauon was more expensive than the 1/4 exterior plywood. What ever you use why would you want to do all the work to make a shack and save $10 just to have it fall apart in a few years?

I don't want to pay $20.00 for 1 sheet of plywood.

alot of people use osb for there shacks.

exterior paint will protect the luan just fine.
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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #13 on: Jan 26, 2010, 07:18 AM »
i used 1/4 inch plywood and i painted it with a few coats of paint. i also used grace ice and watershield for my roof. little pricey, but worth it
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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #14 on: Jan 26, 2010, 07:40 AM »
3/8" OSB...3 years running solid...still 150#...pulls easily by hand




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62 Gills - 9"
3 Pumpkinseeds - 9"
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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #15 on: Jan 26, 2010, 07:48 AM »
1/4 inch plywood is more durable than the Luann. 1/4 inch Luann is lighter if weight is an issue. Also; the marine grade and treated are even heavier yet. If you have a tow machine weight is not a problem.


Last time I looked  at Lowe's, the good Lauon was more expensive than the 1/4 exterior plywood. What ever you use why would you want to do all the work to make a shack and save $10 just to have it fall apart in a few years?


The problem making shanties out of so good and strong materials is weight vs work. In my area the guys who make the big shanties leave them on shore and walk out
instead. The ice does not get thick enough for truck traffic like it use to. If a shanty is too heavy and requires too much effort to take it out, eventually most will quit using it. Just my observation over the last 30 years.

Quote from: Iceassin link=topic=137770.msg1354329#msg1354329
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3/8" OSB...3 years running solid...still 150#...pulls easily by hand






Nice set up!

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #16 on: Jan 26, 2010, 08:23 AM »
1/4 inch plywood is more durable than the Luann. 1/4 inch Luann is lighter if weight is an issue. Also; the marine grade and treated are even heavier yet. If you have a tow machine weight is not a problem.


The problem making shanties out of so good and strong materials is weight vs work. In my area the guys who make the big shanties leave them on shore and walk out
instead. The ice does not get thick enough for truck traffic like it use to. If a shanty is too heavy and requires too much effort to take it out, eventually most will quit using it. Just my observation over the last 30 years.

Nice set up!
Thanks...I've since added UHMW plastic bars to the conduit skis, a door on the back end and a few fold down shelves on the inside. I light it up with 2 - 16 LED boat dome lights that will run all day and night off my spare vex battery. The battery box on the back holds my marine battery which power the underwater lights.
Sitting in my shanty; staring through the ice
I am just an angler here, of my own device
And on my seat so compfy I'm fishing for a feast
And I will not leave this place until I finally catch the beast


2012 Fishing Log:
60 Perch - 13" (best)
62 Gills - 9"
3 Pumpkinseeds - 9"
50 Smelt- who measures ?
1 Pike - 20"

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #17 on: Jan 26, 2010, 08:27 AM »
Just make sure you paint it and cover it with a tarp in the summer....



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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #18 on: Jan 26, 2010, 08:33 AM »
Just make sure you paint it and cover it with a tarp in the summer....



Fold mine up and store it back of garage
Sitting in my shanty; staring through the ice
I am just an angler here, of my own device
And on my seat so compfy I'm fishing for a feast
And I will not leave this place until I finally catch the beast


2012 Fishing Log:
60 Perch - 13" (best)
62 Gills - 9"
3 Pumpkinseeds - 9"
50 Smelt- who measures ?
1 Pike - 20"

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Re: luan 4x8 sheathing for shack
« Reply #19 on: Jan 26, 2010, 10:11 AM »
Need to be clear here 1/4 Marine plywood is $100 a sheet, probably just a little overkill for a shack. Exterior grade plywood is $10-$12 sheet depending on lumber prices and where you live. There is no significant weight difference between marine grade, exterior, and interior grade providing they are made from the same wood. Treated will weigh more until it drys out.

1/4 inch plywood is more durable than the Luann. 1/4 inch Luann is lighter if weight is an issue. Also; the marine grade and treated are even heavier yet. If you have a tow machine weight is not a problem.


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