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TONGUE & GROOVE T&G Siding is versatile. You can use it indoors or outdoors, rough side or smooth side, installed horizontally, vertically or diagonally, to provide distinctly different looks. The board edges are usually "beveled" but other styles that include flush-jointed, reveal and radius joints are also available. T&G siding has both a rough and smooth face and is graded to the rough face.
SHIP LAP Shiplap Siding is a type of Drop Lap siding with tight joints similar to tongue and groove, but instead of a fitted groove it overlaps the next board usually by 1/2" to 3/4" . If you decide to install Shiplap siding vertically be sure to bevel cut the ends so water is directed to the outside.
BEVEL Bevel siding is lumber board resawn at an angle to produce two pieces thicker on one edge than the other with a thick butt and a thin upper edge lapped to shed water. This pattern is special mill cut that allows the siding panels to fit together in such a way as to protect joints from water infiltration. It installs easily and gives an attractive shadow line.
CHANNEL LAP Channel Rustic Siding has 1/2Ē overlap and a 1Ē to 1 1/4" reveal that creates a channel effect between boards. Channel Siding allows maximum dimensional wood change (breathing) in climates of highly variable moisture levels between seasons - without adversely affecting the appearance. Usually available smooth, rough or saw textured.
DUTCH LAP is also know as Cove Lap and German Lap Siding. Lap sidings were among the earliest types of finish siding. With lap siding, the profile of each board partially overlaps that of the board next to it. In vertical applications, bevel cut the ends and install the lap siding so water is directed to the outside.
Log Cabin Siding Log Cabin siding allows you to integrate the rustic charm of a log home with conventional frame construction. It looks exactly like a log but requires 75% less wood. The overlap ensures tight insulation against weather and eliminates the need for chinking between logs. The "reveal" pattern creates an attractive recessed effect between logs where you have a choice to create a chink effect with caulking if desired - but not required.
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The first thing that struck me about the Fanelli House was the WOW factor. I had been on several customer tours this trip and had seen some nice houses and good ideas but this was different.
Set on the water this house has the WOW factor in spades ...
The Look - the clear cedar blends together gently - there are no seams. Dennis took the natural varying shades of cedar wood into consideration when installing each board to create a flow of hues ...
Designer Melody Jackson contacted us to source redwood lumber and soffit for her customer Dale Torok's Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. inspired stunning addition to his home in Lexington, Kentucky ...
The Design - it started out as a horse barn with a 2 bedroom apartment built on the 2nd floor. Edwin had been planning to build new when a friend said "you could renovate this barn into something pretty nice if you wanted" ...
Ed Rock is a shrewd businessman and keen negotiator. He knew the value of his dollar and he used it well. He has 7,412 SQFT Heated + 4592 SQFT Covered Porch = 12,004 SQFT under roof. He did the whole building for a total cost of $267,744 ...
The Home Owner had originally decided to go with sheet rock on the interior but after doing the research online decided on wood paneling. He found us on the internet and began looking through the wood paneling and wood siding products we showcase ...
Krystal and Chad of Upper State New York. One day while driving through their neighborhood they saw one of our customers who had purchased "Hewn Log Siding" which is a textured
look designed to look more like real logs. The minute they saw it they KNEW ...
When it was time to select the interior paneling Krystal said they wanted something that looked really old and Rustic. This is going to be their "forever" home so they wanted to make sure they got what they wanted...
Brant called me one day with some questions. He had been given several cedar samples by a local lumber yard and one sample stood out from the rest under stain. No wonder - it was old growth vertical grain ...
Brian in Missouri was our 1st U-Grade cedar log siding customer. Our DISCOUNT log siding is for the rustic customer looking for the cheapest way to cover their home or cabin with cedar log siding and still have something very nice to show for their money and effort. ...
"We lost over 50% of our retirement fund in the last 3 years". I hear that a lot these days however some people are getting creative to achieve their Custom Wood Home dreams on the budget that is left. Here is what they did ...
People always say it like that means some less expensive lower grade of wood is fine because they are going to be painting the wood. That is absolutely NOT the case ...
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