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Douglas Fir Stained Siding - How To Details For Enduring Beauty

comments (6) August 7th, 2012 in Blogs
Matt Risinger Matt Risinger, Blogger

Video Length: 4:18
Produced by: Matt Risinger

I was back to do a one year service call on this guest house my company built a year ago, and I was struck by the beauty of the Doug Fir Siding.  It looked as good a year later as the day we installed it.  In this video I'll share the How To tips to ensure your wood stained siding has beauty that endures.  

The credit goes to Austin Architects Rick & Cindy Black for great detailing, and I also want to plug the Sikkins Cetol 123 stain we used.  This has been a fantastic product.  Enjoy the video.  Matt Risinger, Risinger Homes in Austin, TX

posted in: Blogs, architecture, finish carpentry, paint, Risinger Homes, guest house, wood siding, austin builder, sikkens, cetol 123, staining wood, how to siding, rick black, doug fir

Comments (6)

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Posted: 5:03 am on May 15th

Matt Risinger Matt Risinger writes: @DanMorrison. Thanks!
@linzhanfh. What? Dang robots, isn't there anything FHB can do about these posts? No one on this forum is buying a Guucci bag.
Posted: 2:46 pm on September 6th

DanMorrison DanMorrison writes: Great looking project, Matt. Thanks fore sharing it with us.

Posted: 4:22 pm on August 17th

Matt Risinger Matt Risinger writes: @tomgold: This video was shot 1 year after completion and I didn't see any insects. But, with that 3/8" space between boards it could be a concern. Here in Texas it's usually wasps or mud daubers. Both are easy to eradicate and they both come regardless of space behind the siding or not. Best, Matt Risinger
Posted: 4:20 pm on August 15th

csmithstack csmithstack writes: I was wondering the same thing myself, tomgold. I'd imagine they installed screen all atop the spacers for the rain-screen. I'd love to know the exact details, though!

In any case, that's a real nice looking project. Well done!
Posted: 2:47 pm on August 15th

tomgold tomgold writes: The siding looks great. What about all the insects that will want to nest inside of it?
Posted: 6:02 pm on August 14th

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