a weatherproofing rush warrants an update
All this hammer swinging has given me a pretty bad case of carpal tunnel pain, my fingers have been numb all week. Lots of rest, ice, compression and elevation have finally brought back feeling to both hands. In spite of my own personal whining and hand-tingling, the local weather report at my ranch shows night temps in the low 30’s this week. The threat of snow is rearing it’s fluffy white head so I need to step it up and finish the lock-out asap.
I move boldly forward…
I ordered a one-lite glass and steel door at the Lowe’s, should be ready to pick up tomorrow (Thurs Oct 29).
Lowe’s also has some really good-looking galvalume panels that I’m going to use on the roof. The panels come in 12′ and 8′ lengths, I’ll need to overlap them on the vertical side to get the full 16′ of coverage. They’re fairly inexpensive, about $275 to cover the roof (including trim and screws).
I’m a little stuck on my siding choices.
Ipe (aka Ironwood) is what I really want to use on the glass wall, it’s hard to find already routed for siding and it’s quite expensive.
Rocio Romero and Kithuas both use these materials beautifully, I need to take some time with Photoshop to come up with an affordable and great looking design.
I like this Shomera comp I found online at shedworking, the vertical wood feels very masculine and modern. I’m experimenting with using the inexpensive engineered wood panels and corrugated galvalume that Home Depot and Lowe’s both sell but I really want a bit more glamour.
Soon as I get my idea together I’ll post it for review (or just build it if I’m up there, LOL!)