went to buy my materials today I got everything to start but stopped when I went to the cement board selection. Decided to come back for it after I talk to you guys.
I'll be using 1/4" for the side and 1/2 for the counter.
Comparing the two, Durockwent appears to be stiffer and would resist from moister and less likely to cave.
But mainly, Durock is more of a cement texture which leads me to think it's a better product to use on the side for a stucco application directly on the board.
I plan on using a hopper to spray stucco on the board, do I trowel a thin layer first then spray? I'm hopping to achieve a smooth stucco texture
do you rip your Trex board in half or use the full 5" width?
And one last question, for the counter top, do you add braces every 16" like the frame and put the hardi/durock board directly over with no plywood underneath?