I’m so excited to share some photos of a much-anticipated part of the build… siding the Tiny House! I’d been dreaming about this for a long time.
I wanted to go with cedar shake siding because of its resistance to decay, light weight and ease/fun of installing. I decided not to stain or paint the shakes because I like the look of weathered cedar, so it just wasn’t worth the time and energy to me. Thanks very much to Dee at the Home Depot Pro Desk for taking the time to help me place my siding order and explaining how to install it- very helpful!
During one of Mom and Dad’s recent visits, we started the party. First, Mom cut the house wrap even with the bottom of the walls.
Next, a cedar trim board needed to be installed around the bottom edge.
Then, Mom got started with a double-row of cedar shakes, securing each one with two or three stainless steel nails.
After that row we moved up the walls, leaving 8 1/4″ of each previous row exposed.
The house is looking so pretty with its fancy new exterior! Here’s a gallery of photos from the siding process- enjoy! Thanks to Mom, Josh and Adam for helping on various days!
We’re still working on finishing up the house’s weird triangle wall areas, so more photos to come, but it’s really been amazing to see the transformation!
I’m loving the new look! The Tiny House is looking more and more like a home 🙂
This quick post is a shoutout to a very special lady who has spent so much time and energy helping with this crazy Tiny House project. Thanks Mom for all your help with roofing, windows, plumbing and electrical and for your endless patience during all that and through many long Home Depot trips (your favorite, I know)!
Anyway, also thanks to Mom, the porch post looks awesome now with a couple fresh coats of white paint. Yay!