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Complete House Remodel.... #7: Windows and siding and soffit brackets.... Oh my.......

Blog entry by Todd Thomas posted 02-21-2010 06:07 AM 9614 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok I guess you all figured it out…I got a new, iMac, computer this past week so I’m getting all caught up on my postings….Well we got the siding on…We are trying to style this house after a old craftsman bungalow…...we put hardie plank siding and hardie shakes on the gables and around the front door. we went with a old time looking window trim and Slim had me make some simple soffit brackets, I thought she just wanted them in the gables, but I was wrong :-)

Picking out the paint colors was the hardest part…..

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-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN



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studie

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posted 02-21-2010 08:16 AM

I’ve never seen knee braces on any but the gables of a craftsman house. However those look well made. That teal color is my favorite of all and my own house is of that color too. I got the tint from a historic house!

-- Studie

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posted 02-21-2010 01:31 PM

I agree on the braces…she wanted them on the front and back to try to dress up the house a bit…..she thought it looked to plain…like a ranch style house….witch it is designed like built in 1945. I thought the paint turned out fine. I didn’t have any pictures of the gable ends but they are painted that teal color up in the gable on the shakes as well. In case you are wondering what goes in that window with the plywood covering, we have a stain glass windows. we thought it would be best to put it in towards the end of the project, so I don’t break it. :-)

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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Janice

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posted 02-22-2010 12:01 AM

This look great. Now I want to see the inside. Oh, since you lost your deck, where is the new one going???

-- Janice

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Janice

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posted 02-22-2010 12:02 AM

well, never mind, I guess you have a patio underneath. A nice covered patio!

-- Janice

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posted 02-22-2010 04:42 PM

The siding looks great.

-- CJIII

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BillyJ

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posted 02-22-2010 05:15 PM

Looking great. Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 02-28-2010 02:14 PM

Todd another great job, did you spray siding?
Reason l ask put my siding on our house in 1987/1988 1 year after we bought it since was building a 1,050 sq ft addition a self contained home for my father on back of our home didn’t like clap board.
But now siding faded in good shape but not sure how to paint it or what type paint l need?
If has to be sprayed with need to hire it out could you give me your professional opinion on what type of paint and how should be applied please?

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Todd Thomas

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posted 02-28-2010 02:44 PM

Well first off….be careful using the phrase “professional Opinion” LOL…I’m just a guy that does most of his own work on a job site…..ok. I like Sherwin Williams paint. I’ve used allot of their A100 line for exterior work. Goes on nice and I think it have a 15 or 20yr warranty. and seems to be price right. they have others for more money and some for less, this is the one I usually use. I’m not a painter really, I paint, I tried to use my sprayer but decide against it. I used my sprayer on all my trim and soffits, you can rent a pump/sprayer to do this. Then I brushed the body. My wife did the shakes, she has WAY more patience then I do and they are really slow to paint the way we put them on.

Hope this helps…let me know if I can be of any help

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 07-19-2011 05:55 AM

That looks awesome, thanks for sharing.

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posted 08-12-2011 07:56 PM

I would really love to know how you made the soffit brackets (i.e. type and size of lumber used, pattern used, size of bracket, etc.) We are getting ready to build a house and either I’m going to end up making these myself or have the contractor’s trimmer do it. Thanks.

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posted 08-29-2011 06:11 AM

They pretty much stripped most of the top soil and left me with a rocky, uneven, half azzed job. I still, 11 yrs later, have a terrible lawn no matter what I do to it. Nothing in the house was flush. Had storm doors installed and the installer couldn’t believe how uneven the framing of the house was, he almost couldn’t install the door. He told me he saw that alot with Ryan homes decor. They go with the lowest bidders, who do shoddy work, throw up the house as fast as they can, using the absolute bottom of the barrel, cheapest supplies they can get their hands on and put it all together half ass and in a hurry.

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