15 thoughts on “Finally putting up siding!

  1. Hey Ry, Congrats on moving forward man, the cabin looks really fantastic!

    a word of advice…if those are regular pre-cut fence boards, be sure to seal them on all sides with a sealing stain or a clear coat (especially the backs). I used those boards on my cabin but I only sealed the side that was visible. They warped and separated within 6 months. After a year they were so badly warped the critters were getting into them and I had to replace them all with HardiPanel!
    look closely and you’ll see what I mean…

    freshly installed, nice tight fit- http://urbanrancher.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/back-wood-wall.jpg

    after a year, warped with big gaps- http://urbanrancher.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/img_44351.jpg

  2. Funny, I finally put up siding this summer, too, after living in my “tar paper shack” for almost 8 years. Unfortunately I discovered that metal siding and metal roofing severely limit cell phone reception, but I’ll have to say I’m thrilled with the aesthetic improvement in spite of that. Enjoy!

  3. Ive been following this for a year, its cool to see it (and you/Japan work) and I’m vary impressed on your work. A rock star you are! I’ve I’m looking to make my own and I’m closer and closer to build my own.
    Have you thought of making a cistern and gutter system?

  4. Cool Siding

    I used to have one many years ago, exactly when I was still teens.

    It’s located in my home town, and living a bit far makes me missing it sometimes.

    Greetings from Alabama

    J.

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