"I build most of my own cabinets etc.
We are still under construction (excuse the mess).
This is a pic (not so great) of a butcher block rolling baking cart I made for my wife, out of some old barn wood and some left over maple and oak scraps…"
I have never seen white oak, just read about them being used years ago, some in New England and Apalachia, and lasted for years. I have seen some photos somewhere where they were like boards 3' or 4 ' long (maybe one…"
"Hmmmmm.....The pros could answer this one.
I think for longevity they used to nail wood shingles over a strapped roof (strapping space apart so the shakes could breathe), and discipate moisture better, and they would not rot as quick (especially on…"
Has the house mostly been a seasonal place, or was it used full time?
The reason I ask is that it has a low pitched roof, so a lot of potential for ice damming in winter. Thats why I suggested looking into doing a built up roof if you are…"
"WRC / western red cedar.
Build direct is an online type marketplace where you can purchase building materials etc.
There are several other places where you can get WRC (order online).
Tim Bullock mentioned the…"
"I don't known about superior?
RC are very large trees and WC are not.
I know I have used both as siding, and the WC is softer, and they are only 3/8" thick, unless you pay very high price for heavies.
I like the RC sidewall shingles a…"
"Very pretty spot and nice house.
Is it all clapboard sided?
You can get 24" RC hand splits a lot cheaper (as Tim said). From what I heard RC is down in price so a good time to do it.
I think the issue with the WC is getting AA clear…"
"I really like the rustic / rusted metal roofing which is really big out west...but is not available on the East Coast (unless you infer large shipping cost). I could not afford the price though...very expensive. Corten AZP very…"
Hey Shanny, Long time no text. I tried to retrieve your post but, it said it was deleted. I can see by your page that you have been quite busy. Delmarva weather has finally gotten cold and we have dodged three major storms. Looks like folks are getting into building mode and life is good. Take care, Jim and Pam Harbin
Thanks for your comment. We've actually featured two of George's projects in the past year -- "Rustic Rambler" in Cozy Cabins 2010 and "How the West Was Done" in December 2010. The latter is currently featured on our web site, countrysbestcabins.com, if you'd like to take a look. We'll definitely keep an eye out, though, for possible projects in the future.