I plan to build a cottage for my family in the near future. I have very little experience with cottages, mostly building new homes.
My question is what type of wood siding is best to use to achieve the board and batten look? Pine or cedar, or something else? I live in Canada, with very cold winters and hot summers.
There was an upscale house in the Portland "Street of Dreams" that used Hardi-panel as the board and 1x2 for the batton (not sure of the wood used for the batton). Looked pretty good, as it should for a $1.3million+ house... Given the speed with which the various wooden houses around here disappeared into puffs of fire and smoke during the various wildfires in Oregon, I plan on doing my cottage with some type of cement board or other fireproof materials on all exposed surfaces. Snuggled in among the Oregon white oaks and poison oaks, it is only a matter of when, not if, a fire sweeps through my area in the Columbia Gorge. However, you may be in an area that has absolutely no fire danger, but I kinda doubt it.