She works indoors where it's warm, of course! These pieces of siding are ten feet long, five-and-a-half inches wide, and my basement work island can hold five of them at a time.
For each board, I have to:
1. Scrape off as much paint as possible, using my trusty Bahco carbide pull scraper.
2. Fill the nail holes on the bottom edge of the board and sand the board smooth with my orbital sander.
3. Prime with stain sealing primer.
4. Apply one coat of good quality exterior paint.
From left to right: untouched board, scraped, sanded, primed, and painted.
With this process, I can do five boards per day ... allowing time for drying for the primer and the paint. I haven't worked on this every day, though. I sand outside, and we've had a couple of rainy days, so I gave myself those days off.
The pile of finished siding boards is getting taller!
Before we know it, The Shack will go from looking like this:
This is what it looks like right now.
To something this:
Photoshop mock-up done by my talented husband. Our son-in-law said that the arched clerestory windows look like the back of a 1963 Corvette.
More updates on The Shack as progress continues.
Happy Sunday, Everyone!