Some weekends are for relaxing or fêting friends. Other weekends are for backcountry adventures or polar plunges in currently 35° Lake Champlain. But today was dedicated to cladding — T&G paneling inside the icehouse and clapboard outside the outhouse — with four dedicated members of Rosslyn’s icehouse rehab team swapping R&R for punch list productivity. Let’s take a quick look at the Saturday siding progress.
Proceeding with our unusual siding-before-windows protocol, Calvin and Eric moved forward with clapboard installation on the west elevation. The fourth and final façade!
It’s exciting to see the ZIP System paneling (and the Benjamin Obdyke Slicker) disappearing from view since it offers a highly visual barometer Reaser on the overall trajectory for this stage in the project.
Next we need to mark the precise location for the future gable window, install temporary trim “stops” for the remaining clapboard, and carry the clapboard on up to the roof. But given the forecast for tomorrow, a midday high of a about 25°, we’ll shift the focus inside to paneling.
Saturday Siding Mashup
Here’s a video remix of today’s Saturday siding progress (juiced up with a mesmerizing drum soundtrack and a retro film feel, my not-so-subtle homage to Rosslyn’s timeless allure.)