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Offline Alberta Curt

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #175 on: July 08, 2009, 03:56:23 PM »

Hi everyone,

Here is a pic of the finished veranda.  This particular picture shows where the veranda rafters run into the new ledger board.  Previously removed the facia board.  My next step is to install my metal soffits.  I was thinking of just blocking in between, adding a 2x2 strip against the wall and installing soffit.  What do you think?  any alternative solutions?



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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #176 on: July 16, 2009, 11:29:19 AM »
Pictures of the new fireplace and the finished soffit/trim.  Went with metal soffit which matched the roof. 





getting close to doing the cedar siding.  My intent is to let the cedar siding go gray with age.  It is 8" beveled siding and seems somewhat brittle.  Anyone have experience with cedar siding?  Should I consider giving it an initial coat of oil and then let it age? 


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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #177 on: August 02, 2009, 06:20:02 AM »
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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #178 on: August 03, 2009, 04:08:39 PM »
I did cedar shingle siding on my 12x16 cabin. Came out nice. It was $25 per bundle from Home Depot. Cost around $400 to do the entire thing. Still looks good and has barely started to grey. I also have a green colored roof as well.

keep the pics coming! great work!

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #179 on: August 16, 2009, 05:50:17 PM »
Started the cedar siding.  Originally planned on letting it grey, then we decided to put a coat of linseed on it.  I like it.  Here is a picture of the back.  Also started insulating.  Not as fast as I wanted, but its getting there.





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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #180 on: August 16, 2009, 06:00:49 PM »
Nice looking siding, Curt.   :D
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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #181 on: August 16, 2009, 06:33:08 PM »
Your progress is impressive to me.   [cool]


 
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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #182 on: August 17, 2009, 01:08:05 PM »
Curt, good looking siding [cool]

I'm going with cedar siding also and don't really like the grey, so I was thinking of some kind of finish.  How often will you have to recoat?

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« Reply #183 on: August 17, 2009, 04:55:09 PM »
Poppy..........I'm sure there are many factors associated with the fequency of recoating.  I was told every 3 or 4 years.  I'll see how it goes..........depending on the look, we may leave it to grey.

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #184 on: August 21, 2009, 04:04:58 PM »
Going to start the vapor barrier tomorrow.  My plan is to:

1. caulk gaps and double studs
2. start at the top of the roof and work down with the poly
3. staple as I go

It sounds easy enough, but I thought I better check in with you folks for some helpful tips before I start.  Any thoughts? Or is it as easy as 1, 2, 3??

Curt


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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #185 on: September 25, 2009, 06:14:41 PM »
Finished the vapor barrier.............




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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #186 on: September 25, 2009, 06:16:13 PM »
A visitor last weekend in the back yard...........


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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #187 on: September 25, 2009, 06:18:22 PM »
Progess as of today.........

I am starting the pine interior shortly.  Do you guys have any recommendations for stain?


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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #188 on: September 26, 2009, 01:47:38 AM »
Albert have you already installed the pine?  I normally pre-finish before installation.  Especially if it is a tone down from the natural color.  If not the wood will move and the tounge area will sometimes show natural.  As for particular products in stain one is about as good as the other. Olympic, cabot, Mimwax.  I would recommend a oil finish over a water based.  As for the top coat I went with Mimwax Polycrylic for the ease of reapplication in short periods of time.  


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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #189 on: September 26, 2009, 06:33:05 AM »
The siding looks great! I was thinking of board and batten, but I think those pics changed my mind. what is the size and type(lap?) you used?
IM also eventually going to build 20x30 1.5 story. I noticed after going thru your photos that you have built an addition (10x16?) on to your 20x30. Id like to build a 12x16 shed roof addition to mine, as a bedroom. did you have to do anything special , or have any advise for somene attempting this? I did find out from my building official that I didnt have to have plans for the addition as long as its built to code. thanks darrell
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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #190 on: September 26, 2009, 06:29:27 PM »
Albert have you already installed the pine?  I normally pre-finish before installation.  Especially if it is a tone down from the natural color.  If not the wood will move and the tounge area will sometimes show natural.  As for particular products in stain one is about as good as the other. Olympic, cabot, Mimwax.  I would recommend a oil finish over a water based.  As for the top coat I went with Mimwax Polycrylic for the ease of reapplication in short periods of time.  

Hey Redoverfarm,

I have yet to start the pine so I will gladly take your advice and pre-finish prior to installation.  It's a great tip!  I never would of considered the fact the T&G may shift exposing the unfinished tongue.  Thank you very much for the info.

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #191 on: September 26, 2009, 06:36:22 PM »
The siding looks great! I was thinking of board and batten, but I think those pics changed my mind. what is the size and type(lap?) you used?
IM also eventually going to build 20x30 1.5 story. I noticed after going thru your photos that you have built an addition (10x16?) on to your 20x30. Id like to build a 12x16 shed roof addition to mine, as a bedroom. did you have to do anything special , or have any advise for somene attempting this? I did find out from my building official that I didnt have to have plans for the addition as long as its built to code. thanks darrell

Hi Darrell,

We used 1x8 beveled cedar siding.  With a 1 and 1/4 inch overlap, it left approx 6 inches exposed.  Finished it with linseed oil.  Nothing special with the addition Darrell.  I did need alot of help with the hip roof, but that is easy to come by in this forum.  They feedback here was awesome.  I just added an additional 15 ft beam at the beginning of construction and ran joists into the main 20x30 section.  Our extension is actually going to be split into two room - a bathroom and a utility room where I'll have my solar controls and batteries.

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #192 on: September 27, 2009, 05:10:31 PM »

Finished the veranda.  Still contemplating how to do the soffit underneath.  I think I'll block it like Redoverfarm suggested.



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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #193 on: September 28, 2009, 06:03:51 AM »
We love the way that siding looks. The color with that green trim looks fantastic to me. The wrap around porch is very similar to what we want to do. Keep up all of the hard work you are doing.

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #194 on: September 28, 2009, 01:27:32 PM »
RE: the interior T&G pine.

Any reason you need to stain it? Have you thought about leaving it natural and using an absolutely clear, colorless finish like the Minwax Polycrylic, John (redoverfarm) mentioned? It goes on milky but dries cpompletely clear. It does not yellow with age either. That what we did on our T&G ceiling and wall. Not having any color stain and with the product not having any color either there's no worry about movement showing a color line.
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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #195 on: September 28, 2009, 05:56:00 PM »
No reason at all that I can think of.  I like the idea of the natural color.  I'll let you know how it turns out.  Thanks again to everyone for the help. 

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #196 on: September 30, 2009, 06:39:06 AM »
Finally done siding............


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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #197 on: September 30, 2009, 08:09:10 AM »
OOOH! I love it! :) Great job. I can't wait to see how the inside turns out. I like Don's suggestion for the natural look.
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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #198 on: September 30, 2009, 09:12:56 AM »
Good Job!  You got a great looking rustic cabin...

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Re: 1 and 1/2 Story 20x30 Alberta Cottage
« Reply #199 on: September 30, 2009, 12:10:36 PM »
Looking very nice.  :)


 

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