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Painting wood composite siding


Painting wood composite siding

The weather warmed, and the shop was ready for some finishing touches on the exterior. I had thought over and over about what the exterior finish was going to be. The original idea - way back when - was to use a board and batten, of cedar. The method of construction didn t lend itself well to a vertical siding, however - and cedar was much too far outside of my budget. Next I thought maybe I could do a cheat of a board and batten - basically use a …

Replacing Wooden siding shingles


Replacing Wooden siding shingles

You can usually nail down a warped or loose shingle, but if a shingle is broken or missing, you’ll need to replace it. Here’s how: 1) Pull out the broken pieces. 2) Pry out the nails that held the shingle in place (these are located under the next course up the wall). The easiest tool for doing this is a flat bar, but sometimes it’s easier to cut the nails off with a hacksaw blade. 3) Cut a replacement shingle to the proper width; allow about 1/4 …

Horizontal wood siding styles


Horizontal wood siding styles

I m so digging horizontal wood paneling these days! It s so beachy and really makes a statement in the home. The designer I am working with this summer did it in one of our client s homes and I almost screamed when I first saw it. mix it with bamboo shades and you have beachy perfection funny, I ve been in this bathroom. I was styling a house for a dinner party in Rowayton, CT and was delighted to go on a little tour and find it :) a very rustic version …