Sunday, October 25, 2015

A House - Update XXXVI - Internal Siding

To be able to make things a little more functional for living in the house, we've started to put up internal siding in the kitchen area. I really like the T-111 siding we used for the ceiling, with its kind of old-timey wood look, so we are going with that for the internal siding as well.

We have a helper for house projects now too, and here Robert is putting up some of the siding:

House Kitchen Siding


And here is the rest of it for the kitchen area:

House Kitchen Siding, East Wall

House Kitchen Siding, North Wall

House Kitchen Siding, More East Wall

House Kitchen Siding, East Wall Complete

House Kitchen Siding, North Wall Complete


Robert did a good job, and to me it looks nice!


Here's a firewood rack we picked up too, to try to be a little more tidy with the firewood:

Firewood Rack


We are thankful to the Lord God for the provisions to continue on the house!

-- David

6 comments:

Ken Brothers said...

Robert, Always like seeing your progress and the way you all help each other God Bless Ken in Pa

David and Susan Sifford said...

Hi Ken,

I passed along your message to Robert.

Thanks for saying hello!

-- David

William Thomas Donaldson said...

You can put up whole sheets of plywood and then route out the windows afterwards. Saves a lot of time and labor that way.

David and Susan Sifford said...

Hi William,

Thanks for the reminder...forgot about that. We did do that when putting up the external walls:
http://blog.siffordsojournal.com/2011/08/house-update-ix-exterior-walls.html. Actually took a video of doing that, shown in that blog post.

The only thing is we're not using full sheets along where all of the windows are (only on the ends). Plus, it would be pretty messy inside with the saw dust. :) But it's a good idea!

Thanks for taking the time to offer the suggestion.

-- David

Ms.Jeannie said...

I can not believe the time has flown by and yall have made such great progress.. makes me think of how we are to build on solid rock, not on sand .. I always find that slow and steady gets things ready(properly) vs hasty and slap stick.. I bet all this time and effort is going to just knock yall socks off when its done...

Have enjoyed your blog for the last several years and I am never short of amazed at how your trusting in Jehovah God has brought you with many blessings and times of reflection.. Thanks for sharing :)

David and Susan Sifford said...

Hi Ms. Jeannie,

Sometimes slow and steady is the only way available. :) But, we are very grateful to the Lord for His provisions in everything.

Part of why we are out here is to be less distracted with worldly things so we *can* reflect on God, His ways, spiritual lessons, etc. And we are extremely grateful for the opportunity He's afforded us in that.

Thanks for taking the time to say hello!

-- David