The siding is finally done being milled! For those of you just coming to the blog, the golf course my father works at had some trees come down in a big storm over the summer. We had it milled to use as siding for the house. It was delivered from the mill by the time I arrived home for Easter, so we were finally able to put some of the siding up on the house.
I was only home for a few days, but we were able to get the two long walls, and the rear gable end finished.
We started with the side facing the neighbor’s house because they have been very patient and understanding about us building the house. We thought it would be nice for them to not have to look at Tyvek anymore. Also, that side did not have any windows, so we did not need to do too much cutting.
Unfortunately we are almost out of the English Elm, which was used for the siding, because when we had it milled they ended up giving us five 2″ thick slabs. These are generally used for countertops, but I have no use for them in the house and they would be more useful to me as siding. We will figure something out though for the rest of the walls. All in all it was a productive couple of days that I was home. As soon as the rest of the walls are done, I will be able to focus my energies on the interior of the house to try and complete that in time to move wherever I may get a job.