Siding - Cedar
Some things have transpired since my last post. Happy to say that my dad is flying into town next week to help with the build for a few weeks. That will really help propel this project forward. Working off of the Amish Barnraiser, I see three big project that need to be tackled next:
Let's start with the siding. I wanted to get a nice natural cedar siding and found this:
This is rough sawn, 1x7 channel cut western cedar. This is going to ship in 8' to 12' lengths. 'Rough sawn' means that the surface has a rougher texture to it which enhances the look of the wood. The channel cut makes it idiot proof since you only really need to get the first board on straight and the rest will just line up in the channel like you see in the picture.
I'm getting this stuff off of Ebay. I'm a big believer in Ebay and have had very little reason to mistrust folks on there with excellent and extensive feedback ratings (I have been buying and selling on Ebay since 1998). I ordered 1,000 linear feet of this and it's being shipped from the midwest somewhere to me. Even factoring in shipping, this was still about $1 cheaper per foot than something comparable locally sourced. I always try to support local first but sometimes it pays to branch out a bit more.
I plan to leave the siding untreated as cedar stands up the elements very well and will just eventually turn grey, which I am fine with.
Search for this: on Ebay to get an idea of pricing. I haven't gotten it yet of course and may have a horror story to tell about the experience but I think that the odds of that are slim. The siding is being delivered right to the worksite which is an added bonus.
Cedar Rough Sawn Bevel Siding
on Ebay to get an idea of pricing. I haven't gotten it yet of course and may have a horror story to tell about the experience but I think that the odds of that are slim. The siding is being delivered right to the worksite which is an added bonus.