This is the story of two buildings. First is the construction of a small organic outbuilding. Second is the design and construction of the house I will be building in Keene, NY.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Siding is Starting
As early November arrives with occasional snow, it's time to side the building. The materials have been found, and I started it yesterday. It's an interesting process. I'm putting the rough and unpainted side out. My assumption is that the paint contains lead, so I will box it in, and do both the interior and exterior in this same wood. Some of the wood is pine, and some is douglas fir, so the various textures are pretty. I think I'm going to finish it with raw linseed oil to try and bring out the grain.
The bottom six inches will be pressure treated, and I wrapped tar paper around the first 36 inches of the building. I have enough wood to also do the inside. When all is done, it should emerge as a cute little structure.
The resin in the pine is still pungent. Interesting. It was milled 123 years ago and still smells fresh.