Thursday, April 3, 2014

A nice day in the mid 60's!

So it was a pretty nice day today, in the mid 60's after lunch, was thrilled to take off my sweatshirt and just be working in a t-shirt! Its the little things! Just hoping for more of this nice weather, but i hear we're suppost to be back down in the mid 40's tomorrow and cloudy with a chance of rain. I didn't make a huge dent in the house but did make a little progress, one thing i've been dying to do is get those upper master bedroom windows back in, and i did just that! I love the small 4 over 6 windows on each side of the middle larger full pane windows. These are some more of the houses' original windows which I painstakingly restored. One of the small 4 pane windows had busted out muntins, so I just took some from one of the old 12 over 12 windows which was completely beyond repair but had some useful muntins so i cut and fit those back in to the frame nicely.
After fitting all the windows I installed some more siding on that same side, its going to get tricky because I have to keep the addition in mind, that small shed roof on the back will be gone and the roof pitch will be changing on the back half, so that upper right quarter of this side will be extending and i'll have to wait to add siding to that area so that it blends nicely into the addition. I primed a few of the boards the other day as well, the light grey is the factory primer and the darker is sherwin williams oil primer, swear by that stuff and don't trust the quality of factory primer. I run over the factory primer with some sandpaper real quick before applying the new stuff. I also set and fill all nail holes. I have no power here yet so I have to hand nail all the siding, plus I bought an almost full 5 gallon bucket of siding nails for like $15 off craigslist awhile back so they are going to good use now. I bought a 5 gallon bucket full of framing nails like 8 years ago at a tag sale for $1!! Didn't really have a big need for them at the time but I couldn't pass up the deal and I sure have a good use for them now! Heres a few pics of the windows and added siding...

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