>> Friday, January 29, 2010
It’s been a little while since my last greenhouse shed update but things are coming along. It’s been difficult to deal with the cold temperatures and find suitable days to work but that’s the challenge of working on an outdoor project in the winter. Lately we’ve been focusing on applying siding to the solid areas of the building. I picked out a siding that is a cement board siding which is constructed with a wood grain look imprinted. Originally I was going to use wood siding but this type of siding will last up to 50 years and is very resistant to termites and weather. (Really who would want to eat cement?) It’s primed and ready to be painted whenever the weather is suitable!
On the left side of the greenhouse are our patio doors that we retrofitted into the sides of the building. Cutting the siding to fit the small spaces around the corners and between the windows is very time consuming. I also had to purchase a special blade for my saw that would cut the boards easily without excessive dust and breakage. It also saves the edge on my other blade for cutting wood. I was hesitant to buy it at first but that blade has been worth every penny of the $20 I spent on it. Always use the right equipment for the right job!
Here’s the back door. The trim on the right side of the door is only attached to the wall door and will open with it. It is there just to give the appearance of a single door. The siding is up underneath the window but there is still a long way to go.
You would think that this would be the easiest side to cover with siding but in fact it will be the most difficult and time consuming. The small spaces on the left, right, and center areas may not take up much siding but they take time to cut!
I’ll have to go back to pick up more siding to complete the project. I only bought enough to do part of the greenhouse on purpose since I really don’t want much left over material.
Thanks for visiting the Greenhouse!