How To: Make a Clapboard Sunburst

When you make a clapboard sunburst, something rare happens: House siding takes on a decorative role while continuing to perform its functional one.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 12:20 PM

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Here’s an ornamental way to use clapboard. Create a sunburst on a gable end. Draw out your design on a template. Cut off the thick edge of the clapboards. Overlap each edge by half an inch and attach with galvanized nails. Work from each side toward the center, bottom to top, then cover the center seam with a trim strip.

For more on siding, consider:

Quick Tip: Installing Clapboard Siding
Wood Clapboard Siding Installation (VIDEO)
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