Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sealin' the cedar

We had a productive start to the day today after not much happening on site since Friday. Vanessa and I unpacked the cedar siding which was delivered last week, and it was the first time we got a good look at it. 

Vanessa begins brushing on the sealant.

As you can see from the photos below, the wood is a gorgeous natural colour and the clear sealant that we brushed on really brings out the details. These planks are tongue and groove and will slide down nicely on top of one another once we get our furring strips on the house skin, which is going up gradually.
The front of the house being skinned.

 One thing that was really apparent was the variation in shades -not only browns but pinks and mild greens as well. We'll keep an eye out for particularly nice pieces to place on the most often seen areas like near the patio doors and deck. We'll start putting it up on the back so by the time we get to the front our technique should have improved- hopefully!

Nice contrast in colours and knots

The finished planks.

And finally thanks to all of you who have left comments, its great to hear from you, especially those who have done or are planning to do something similar to us. Big love to my wonderful wife Vanessa for sending you my way :)

1 comment:

  1. So, obviously I don't know you guys at all (besides the little I've read on your blogs), but I'm really curious as to why you chose Georgia to build this dream house? I'm not implying that there is anything wrong with Georgia, just curious how you go from Hong Kong to Georgia, and Vanessa has mentioned that she's lived in Hawaii also (maybe you did too?)