Weatherboard Installation Part 2 – Corner Boxes

Once all of your weatherboards have been installed, it’s time to look finishing off the corners nicely. There are a number of ways of doing this, but in our case we are using corner boxes. Abodo do supply ready made corner boxes, but as we have 45° corners, we need to make those ourselves. To keep all the boxes uniform, it means we have to make all of our own corners.

In this video, Jacob Drayton from BioBuild shows us how to make and install the corner boxes.

These 45° corners can be a bit tricky to make, so be sure to have plenty of vice grips handy to make sure you can hold everything in place. If you’ve just got square corners, then it’s much simpler as in most cases you will be able to use pre-made corner boxes which are usually supplied by your weatherboard manufacturer.

The system that we are using is the Elements Vulcan + Cladding system from Abodo. This is a renewable alternative to Cedar cladding and it’s made locally in New Zealand form FSC certified Pine.

Vulcan + Cladding is available in  a range of architectural weatherboard profiles like vertical shiplap, bevel back and rusticated. The profile that we are using however is the  Hector secret fix . This profile allows us to achieve a very clean and modern architectural style, hiding all of the fixings.

The fasteners we are using for these weatherboards are 65mm angular groove, rose head, stainless steel nails from Fortress Fasteners.

Before beginning the installation weatherboards, we gave them a good coat of Elements Protector Oil – Abodo’s high performance plant based exterior oil. We chose the graphite colour for our weatherboards, which should silver nicely over time and will help blend into our anodised aluminium joinery.