Cool cladding for the Chalet

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Bargains galore as the fall work season begins

Well. I’ve been a lazy lazy boy this summer. As always. Living off grid is great. Now here’s Gisele, the french dominatrix cracking her whip. I’m back to work. Sort of.

This is as far as I've gotten so far. I have to say it's going pretty slow. Part trickier than I thought. Part getting back into the work groove.
This is as far as I’ve gotten so far. I have to say it’s going pretty slow. Part trickier than I thought. Part getting back into the work groove.
Three, three, three kinds of siding, ah ah ahhhhh

One:

So the two tone white and brown is a kind of clapboard called Malbec. Its neat. It sort of clips together like those snap together floors. And its weird. It’s solid wood that’s been finished to look like raw wood siding. Which okay looks funky anyway.

I found the siding from two different guys getting rid of the extras after doing large jobs. Total for the Malbec. $150. I have about 150 sq ft of it. Hence;

Two:

Then there’s the metal tin siding. It came off of a big million dollar home build. I don’t know if you can see, but the tin has funny ripples in it. So the guy doing the build had some reject tin that he sold to me for a very good price. $50 bucks for about 200 sq ft.

Super nice guy. We spent more time chatting than loading. He even cut the tin to size for me so I just need to slap it up. And;

Three:

Note the cedar shou sugi ban boards I’m using for trim around the door. Later windows. And between the two tin boards where the heater vent comes out the chalet.

The shou sugi ban around the door was treated with tung oil so it doesn’t rub off at all. And you get a really beautiful interstellar deep black. The three boards around the heater vent weren’t treated. They are greying and the finish is kind of eroding. Mmmm.

I did do some other boards that I will use for trim later where I used soy oil to treat. I’m happy to report that while the soy oil took about a month to dry completely. Its now just as nice and hard a finish as the tung oil. This is a good thing. If I had had to buy the tung oil retail it would have cost $5 per board just for oil. Using soy oil from the grocery store brings that cost down considerably.

One more pic a bit closer up
Here's a closer look at the black tin. You can see the ripples. And also note how the untreated shou sugi ban cedar is going silver.
Here’s a closer look at the black tin. You can see the ripples. And also note how the untreated shou sugi ban cedar is going silver.

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