More siding progress…

Just wanted to share a few pics of the siding to date. We’ve finished half of the west gable end, half the south side and half the north side. There is a crazy logic to all the skipping around but I will spare the details for once. We’re planning to finish the north side before deciding what’s next.

Warren made a great mockup of the brackets we will use for the ‘roofets’ (small shade roofs for the south facing 1st floor windows). The actual brackets will be made from Douglas Fir. We will have to frame out the roofets and add the metal roof before we can continue with that side.

On the west gable end, we have to frame out the porch before completing the siding there. Same for the east gable end. We have a small entry porch that needs to be attached with it’s own roofet before that side can begin.

2 Responses to “More siding progress…”

  1. 1 Jason Lee Napier 30-November-2012 at 2:53 pm

    I was wondering if the Blocking for the HVAC Unit was also hemlock. I am currently building a house similar and will have a wall mounted outside unit. Most woods used for siding are soft and I fear a 200 lbs unit would push the brackets into the wood.

    • 2 Larry 30-November-2012 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Jason. The blocking and all trim around the house is pine. Unit hasn’t dented the blocking at all, but our outdoor unit is only a little over 100 pounds.

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