Ikea Kallax Hack: Mid-Century Modern Console With this Ikea Kallax hack, mimic a mid-century modern classic by turning a simple shelving unit on its side, wrapping it with plywood inside and out, and attaching legs. Our materials cost was about $250. http://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/projects/ikea-kallax-hack-mid-century-modern-console/view-all
While good looks and cost will influence your choice of exterior siding, don't ignore durability and ease of maintenance. If you are torn between vinyl siding vs. fiber cement, this will explain the qualities and benefits of each type.