Sunday, February 12, 2012

Siding and Sheetrock

Now that all the systems that run through the walls, ceilings, and floors are complete, the next phase is dominated by getting the sheetrock and exterior siding installed. We are very happy with the warm rich look of the tongue-and-groove cedar siding. It is just what we were hoping for!

The cedar siding will be applied to all the surfaces you see above covered in the Tyvek wrap. The lower garage and utility areas will have an exterior of painted cement panels mounted as a rainscreen. With a rainscreen system, the panels are attached to runners that create a space behind the panels that allows water to run behind them instead of just over them. This reduces maintenance because the panels will last longer and they will require less repainting.

Most of the sheetrock has been installed and the next steps will include finishing work to create nice corners, edges, and transitions. Above you see the prep work that has been done for the red walls that frame the stairwell.

Looking down the upper hallway.

Looking from the laundry room towards the dining room.


  1. Hi. You're home is absolutely lovely. My husband and I are installing Cedar Siding to our own project shortly and we really like the clean lines you obtained. Do you know what was used to cap the corners on your home? It looks like a corner strip of some sort but it's hard to tell from the photo. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

    1. So sorry not to have replied sooner! The cedar corners on the house are capped with a squared strip of cedar that has the same side dimensions as the thickness of the cedar siding (just a shade over 5/8ths).

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