Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Siding.....

I didn't know what I would use for the siding on the stable. I was rummaging around in the garage and lo and behold, I found this old maple veneer that my DBF bought many years ago for use on a guitar. He said I could have it to use. The price sticker was still on it--$3.45 for a very large piece!!!! It was very dried out and brittle, but with lots and lots of glue, I managed to make it all stick to the outside of the stable.


Here you can see what I used as weights to hold the strips down while the glue dried.




I could tear the veneer into strips very easily, so this is how I used it. It gave it the "old barn" look I was aiming for.




This is the front of the barn with the siding painted. Barn red, of course!

I will show more on my next post.....I don't want to bore you to death with all the pictures I took. lol


'Til next time, Love ya, Jean






5 comments:

Stephanie said...

What fun to see the barn being built! I'm thinking that maybe I need to find some old flat irons, for the next time I need to weight something down~:0)

Lady Jane said...

This is so much fun to follow. You know I have to see this in person when I am there dont you....

marlies said...

What you can do, with old stuff, it looks great! It realy looks like the wood on the barns I've seen in Canada.
Beautiful color too!
* marlies

Sandra Ludwig said...

Are those vintage coal irons? Cool! My mom used to have those. They sure make great weights. Hehe. I can't wait to see your barn all set. =)

-Sandra Ludwig

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