Milo Valley Farm - siding, part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the siding.   I glued the front insert walls to the middle upper insert while in dry fit, making sure not to glue any of the pieces to the main front cross beam.  I used Tyvek pieces to reinforce the joins.  The siding will cover the front cross beam on the exterior as well, so I made a single template to cover the entire front.

I made a similar template for the interior, leaving the main cross beam out.

I applied the siding to the templates and used the same paint glaze process as I had for for the side walls, while the walls were still able to be pressed flat for each step.  The front piece, however, was left unattached until later.  I will detail the back wall in a separate post.

After gluing the interior siding template to the front wall, which stabilized the structure, I glued the wall in place.  Here you can see the Tyvek reinforcements.  There are also two of these on the other side under the siding.

I used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive to attach the front piece since it's not water based and therefore would not warp or expand the paper backing or the wood.  I haven't added the nail detail to the front since I'm not sure how much of it will show once the trims and windows are in place.  I plan to add it later.

It's starting to look like an old shed.  :D

10 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
It looks great! I love the grey aged exterior and interior.
07/04/15 @ 10:44
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]
So exciting to see the progress! Have a great holiday weekend, Brae!
07/04/15 @ 11:17
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]
I love watching the progress on your builds!
07/04/15 @ 15:11
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]
It's definitely looking like an old shed. It's coming on leaps and bounds. Looking forward to seeing all of the amazing detail you add to your builds =0)
07/04/15 @ 15:17
Comment from: Bill [Visitor]
My favourite is the second to last photo. The light coming though the dusty window, the two windows casually leaning against the wall, and the tire outside all make this very real. A great preview of how terrific the finished project will be....
07/04/15 @ 16:13
Comment from: Nancy Enge [Visitor]
You’ve infinite patience and foresight with your templates and reinforcements. So inspiring!
07/04/15 @ 21:34
Comment from: Blake [Visitor]
There is something SO satisfying seeing the outside walls and inside walls in that last picture. It's wonderful!
07/05/15 @ 07:52
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]
lovely :D
07/06/15 @ 04:15
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
*aaaaaaaaahhhhCHOO* Definitely looks like a dusty old shed. Coming along, my friend, coming along!!!
07/09/15 @ 08:39
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :>>
07/14/15 @ 11:33


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