outstanding workshop jobs - trim

outstanding workshop jobs - trim

One of the little jobs I had forgotten about was to fit some trim between the soffits and the walls. I used oak trim from B&Q, glued and screwed them to the wall and then filled the countersunk screw holes.   I stained the wood with a mahogany stain and then varnished it, and...

One of the little jobs I had forgotten about was to fit some trim between the soffits and the walls....

Exterior finished

Exterior finished

I have completed version II of the pillar cladding and I am reasonably happy with it. This means the outside building work is now all finally done, bar a couple of coatings of clear coat for the cladding and a bit of silicon sealant between the pillar and the doors. I used paint from Bedec...

I have completed version II of the pillar cladding and I am reasonably happy with it. This means the outside...

Cedar Maintenance

Cedar Maintenance

It is a much put about myth that cedar is maintenance free – it is true that you don’t have to treat it, but it can’t be guaranteed to fade to a consistent grey colour and frequently ends up as a blotchy mess. blotchy cedarthe effects of splash backSo what clear coat to use?...

It is a much put about myth that cedar is maintenance free – it is true that you don’t have...

Exterior vs Marine Plywood

Exterior vs Marine Plywood

Having spent hours preparing and priming my improvised plywood column cladding to the point where I was happy with it, there was a bit of rain and the ply started to de-laminate. grr. Lessons learned: exterior ply is not the same as marine ply. Seal the cut ends. Back to the drawing board on that...

Having spent hours preparing and priming my improvised plywood column cladding to the point where I was happy with it,...

Fermacell Exterior Cladding

Fermacell Exterior Cladding

I put up the boards to the rear and right hand side this weekend. I am using the same boards internally and externally, and the trademark name is Fermacell. The boards are made of recycled gypsum and paper. The addition of cellulose fibres to the gypsum plaster makes the boards very strong (they can be...

I put up the boards to the rear and right hand side this weekend. I am using the same boards...

Corner Post Cladding

Corner Post Cladding

in the end I decided to use plywood, rather than cedar, to cover the corner post – mainly because I had a piece of marine plywood to hand and if it ends up looking terrible I will have only wasted £10 on materials. Besides I am getting impatient to be done with the exterior and start...

in the end I decided to use plywood, rather than cedar, to cover the corner post – mainly because I had...

Cedar Cladding - done!

Cedar Cladding - done!

Completely cleared out Chiltern Timber of their small remaining stock of cedar and finished the wood cladding today – feel like I am at last on the home straight for the outside of the building. done!In a future installment What treatment to use on your wood cladding....

Completely cleared out Chiltern Timber of their small remaining stock of cedar and finished the wood cladding today – feel like...

Cedar Cladding - (almost) finished

Cedar Cladding - (almost) finished

got as far as I could with the cladding – I also found the error in my spreadsheet that caused me to have under-ordered to the tune of 35m linear meters (about 20% of the total needed so I was not even close) I plan to cover the corner post in plywood and paint it the...

got as far as I could with the cladding – I also found the error in my spreadsheet that caused me...

Cedar Cladding continued

Cedar Cladding continued

I’ve got the knack with cladding now and managed to get a lot more up in a couple of hours this afternoon. more cladding installedcladding top tips 1. It is impossible to keep the corner pieces together when you nail the boards up unless you brace them first. I found this out the hard...

I’ve got the knack with cladding now and managed to get a lot more up in a couple of...

Cedar Cladding - Rainscreen Method

Cedar Cladding - Rainscreen Method

I am in the process of putting up the cedar cladding on the front and left-hand-side of the building. The cladding will be installed vertically. Now I’ve got the hang of it, I probably need a day to finish it. It actually goes up quite quickly, but there is a fair bit of fiddly...

I am in the process of putting up the cedar cladding on the front and left-hand-side of the building. The...