Sunday, July 28, 2013

Okay I finally got some of the new cedar up. Definitely worth the time and extra expense. Let me know what you think... I'll touch-up the screws with paint when they're all in.

...At least "somebunny" likes it!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Change in plan

I managed to get four windows trimmed before I decided that I don't like it. I'm changing over to cedar trim but will stick with the Hardy Board siding. Here's what's coming down...

Here are some pics of the cedar that is painted the same color as the cement board trim. Hopefully they'll be up soon. A lot of lost time but better to fix it now and be happy with the end results...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Learning Curve

Some trim went up around two windows. The upper loft will need a redo on two pieces after I continue doing the rest. Learned that I should keep screws away from the window flange, it stresses the cement board causing cracks. If it was wood there wouldn't be a problem. The screw heads fit flush when I pre-drill just a bit. There are shims behind the boards so water can drain away, there will be no caulking on this house.

Here are the pictures...Oh, and the cricket was a big help

Friday, July 12, 2013

Paint and trim

Managed to get some trim cut for the corners and windows. End pieces are touched up with paint. Before that goes up I wanted to paint the soffit and fascia. Carpenter bees keep boring holes into the cedar so I'm hoping the paint will slow their enthusiasm. Another coat tomorrow and I can start putting up the trim.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Managed to complete the soffit and minor visual details in that area. It still needs painted. Next step is putting up the Joe Hardy trim. One window is complete but I'll be cutting all pieces then paint the ends at the same time before they are attached to the house. I skipped the $60 diamond tipped blade for the $2.50 disk that works fine for my little job. Use a mask and keep others away as it makes danderous dust you don't want to breath in. I just picked up 1-5/8" stainless t20 screws for trim and siding. I did a few tests and they are going to work great. When it goes up I'll show you some close up picks how to do it without crunching the cement board.

In between rain drops I'll continue to cut trim and hopefully some day soon the roof will be completed so the temporary cover can come down.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Back at it

Lately you never know if it's going to storm or not...

It cleared up unexpectedly and I managed to get some soffit boards up today.