|Project by Tom Landon||posted 05-10-2008 05:30 PM||1916 views||6 times favorited||13 comments|
After many years of chasing down rakes, shovels, trimmers, posthole diggers, etc., I figured it was time to consolidate the lot of them. Last December I went tho the sawmill in Bushnell and bought 400 bd ft of mill run 4/4 cypress stickered it and let it dry for five months.
I would have let it dry longer but wanted to finish the shed before I left for the summer in Alaska. As it turned out it was more than dry enough for planing and shaping
After planing the cypress I used a panel raising bit and rabbiting bit to make the novelty siding. Start to finish the shed took about two weeks to complete and as a bonus, the wife got 12 30gal plastic bags of cypress chips (mulch) for the gardens.
I didn’t have enough of the Bald Cypress left to make the door so I bit the bullet and bought two 1 X 10 X 14’ kiln dried cypress boards for the door.
My thought is to leave it unfinished and let it gray out naturally.
-- Tom Landon, Lakeland, Fl. When you're through learning, you're through.