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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Dimensional Lumber Woodworking.

Walls work better when you can't see through them.  Unless it's a window in which case it's ok.  But generally you want your walls to be solid.  Let's put some wood on a wall!

Here's a board and batten style where as the wood shrinks it still provides coverage (lower part of photo).


Here's a simpler arrangement where rain/snow/bug/sunlight intrusion isn't as critical (upper part of photo).


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- cover at least 40 square feet of wall with wood
- ends of boards are attached to studs for stability
- no treated wood (or woods with glues)
- no paint, stain or oil

Provide:
  - pictures or video (no longer than 2 minutes)
       o the wood you're starting with
       o the construction partially underway
       o the finished wall
  - description of why you installed the boards the way you did
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I just finished the siding on my entry closet and hot water heater.

Why i did it- the open door of closet hit my entry door. The 2 doors went away to an.open area that may or may not get a sliding door later. Also got extra height by removing the wall. The 12" shelving will be replaced with 18" shelves.  This will help to not double stack home canned goods.

Why the way i did i- i used shiplap, installed backwards because i wanted a flat surface without gaps showing the painted wall behind it if it shrinks.

I missed the starting lumber pic but took pics of some scraps. Walls are 2ft x 8ft, 3ft x 8ft, and 4 walls 18" x 8ft

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Staff note (Mike Haasl):

I certify this BB complete!

 
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wayne fajkus wrote:I just finished the siding on my entry closet and hot water heater.

Why i did it- the open door of closet hit my entry door. The 2 doors went away to an.open area that may or may not get a sliding door later. Also got extra height by removing the wall. The 12" shelving will be replaced with 18" shelves.  This will help to not double stack home canned goods.

Why the way i did i- i used shiplap, installed backwards because i wanted a flat surface without gaps showing the painted wall behind it if it shrinks.

I missed the starting lumber pic but took pics of some scraps. Walls are 2ft x 8ft, 3ft x 8ft, and 4 walls 18" x 8ft



That's quite an improvement.  It looks great.
 
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Part of making a micro home work for a family of four. This used to be a 280 sq ft detached garage. My dad turned it into a one room cabin years ago. Now there are four of us living in it for the time being, granted we are doing most of our cooking at the main house 100 yards away.

So, why I did this - I am enclosing what was formerly the 6x14 front porch, essentially a cement slab to add to our living space and get some of our boots and jackets out of the primary area. The South and West walls are of reclaimed polymer panels, like those used in many greenhouses and pergola roof designs. It will have some solar benefit in the winter. The North wall, behind what will be our rocket mass heater and oven, I wanted to give a different look, and I obviously didn’t need the solar utility. And I’ve had my eye on a small stack of early 1900’s toungue-in-groove siding that I can only imagine was the original siding for the original farmhouse. I will probably insulate with last year’s sheeps wool seconds, and clad the exterior with tin or whatever exterior panel I have available at the time. Up for suggestions. There are 2-foot eves on the roof, so it ought to be well protected from the elements.

I hung it groove-down, thinking it would help shed any incidental moisture, inside and out.
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Starting wood.
Starting wood.
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Halfway done.
Halfway done.
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Finished wall.
Finished wall.
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I hereby certify this BB as complete!

 
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