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Barn Roof Ceiling Day 97 The Garden Home Challenge With P Allen Smith

No, I’m not putting this on the roof. I’m gonna use it in a very creative way in the house. They say an ecofriendly house can’t be built in 150 days for $150,000, and I say it can. I’m Allen Smith. Join me, as I push the limits with time, budget and creativity with the Garden Home Challenge, exclusively on eHow Home. Okay, looking at this, you might think: quot;Hey, whataya doin’, buildin’ a barn?quot; Well, no, I’m just trying to come up with a creative and costefficient way to put a ceiling in this room. This is actually galvanized roofing material. It’s very thin gauge. In fact, it’s the thinest gauge I could find. The reason I did that because it was less expensive. These sheets were $15 a piece.

And the ridging on here if you ask for this these are 12 inch sheets, and they’re 2 12 inches from this point to this point. So that gives you an idea of the undulation or the ridging on this particular kind of ‘barn roofing’. So, anyway, I decided that: Hey, why not use this on the ceiling, because if I did, I could do the ceiling for about 130 bucks. And that’s what we’ve done. So, if you look up, you can see that we’ve got the entire ceiling complete. And what we’ve got is a series of little screws that have been placed in there. And what learned is that the size screw that they recommended at the store really didn’t work. And it was this screw here: This is a stainless steel screw.

However, what we were finding is that this thing was really too big for the gauge of metal. And when you talk about the gauge of metal that’s like the thickness of the metal. So this is really a thin gauge metal. So what was happening, it was crimping the tin or the galvanized material it was causing little divots, and it didn’t look very good. So went to a smaller head, galvanized screw like this, which is 1 and 58s inches. And that seemed to work a lot better. That was Tony’s idea. And, you can see, you can barely see them along the lines of the ceiling joists across here. And then if you look at the– the ceiling connects to the west wall. He’s got a little jig that he’s made that follows that undulation.

Because he’s gonna cut one out that’ll fit under each one of those pieces for this wall. And then we’ll have a straight piece that’ll run along the south wall, because they’re no undulations there, you can see. And so, we’ll use a 6 inch board, and the bottom of that board will be level on this side and this side, so it’ll look like the crown cornice in here. I know it looks like a mirrored ceiling, but you can’t see yourself in it. And, hey, if you don’t like it shiny like this you can paint the stuff. So what I have here is a ceiling that’s finished. I don’t even have to paint it. It’s ready to go. And it was so costeffective. If you’re enjoying watching these updates, check in regularly and tell.

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How to Build a Tiny House Cedar Shingles

He everybody! It’s Heath, and in this tutorial I want to talk to you about the cedar shingles that I was using to use as my siding for my house. Or predominately for the siding. Of course I used the cedar bevel down here, and then when I cross over, here’s that furring strip which will allow me to put on the piece of trim here and then when I went up above that and I started using a bunch of shingles. These are just red cedar shingles. I think they look very very nice. I’ve very pleased with them. I love the way they came out,.

But they did take quite a bit of work to get looking like this as far as their appearance goes, and then also their application to the house. So these are just some other samples that I have here. These are how they come. They come in all different widths like this. They are a standard height though, and then they come unfinished. This is probably the color more that they come. So you can see the difference there. And then I prepped them and put them on the house. What I did.

Is I put stain, and I want to talk more about the stain and sealant that I used in another tutorial because I learned a lot about that as I was doing this. But I individually hand dipped every one of these shingles into stain and sealant. I didn’t want to do anything where I had to spray the house, or paint things on the house. You could do that but my thinking was, that I want to make sure that the the exterior siding of my house is very waterproof.

Its very, everything is locked up very well. You kind of think about, or I do, as I was starting to do this and putting all the siding on the house, thinking of your siding as armor for your house. And so I already wanted to make sure I had a strong layer of armor on the house. And, when you’re building it really is the best time to do all of your sealing and your staining and so forth because it is really the time when you can really do it the best. Once it gets on the house you are not going to be able to do it as well. Now later I.

Know that I’m going to have to redo treatments to the house probably every few years because I want to keep it looking nice and I want to keep it waterproof and everything. And in that case I will just do the spraying and so forth to the side of the house. But when I was doing this for the first time I wanted to make sure that it was done right and done well. So, what I did was I took the stain and sealant. It was quot;in onequot; that I wanted to use for this. It was quot;naturalquot;. It was called a quot;naturalquot; color. And then . this is not it by the way, these are some other.

Samples that I decided to reject. But then what I did is I took all of that stain and sealant and I poured it into a bin, just a tupperware, or a Rubbermaid bin, so it was shallow and then I would take each shingle and I would dip one side and turn it over and dip the other side into the stain. I wore some staining gloves, some rubber staining gloves while I was doing that so it doesn’t get all over your hands, and then dip dip and then I would take a big brush and I would wipe off the sides of it.

So that I would have all of the coloration on them and then I would hang them up to dry on a clothes line. Let them all dry like that. So I would set up what I call the staining station with the stain, the shingles, and then the clothes line where I would dip them all, dip both sides, and then leave them up to dry. Once they were dry then I would come over here and put them up to the tiny house. And that was also great because once they on the house then, it didn’t require any other staining, didn’t require any other.

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