Author Topic: A good day's work!  (Read 23247 times)

Offline Velvet Revolver

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That is absolutely beautiful.  Good work Sverre!

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Just a quick picture to show you how the sedum roof is starting to sprout after the winter:



It looked a bit dry and starving at the end of winter. Probably due to A LOT of rain and wind in combination with the lack of a stable snow cover. After the Easter holidays, it finally got warm enough to add fertilizer though, and now we see change from day to day :)

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It's off to a good start.  You had a lack of snow too?  Wow.


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It looks less and less likely that we'll finish the project this year, but we're about to start work on the siding shortly, so hopefully, most of the walls will be clad before winter. We're still debating how to char the gable boards without setting the adjoining birch bark and the whole roof on fire though... :nervous:

For now, here's a few pictures of the sedum roof taken at different stages in the growth cycle:





Sedum album in full bloom about a month ago

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So pretty with the sedum.  Good luck with the charring and not burning.


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Here's a few more recent pics:






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Made some more progress this weekend. Charring the gable boards is something I've dreaded ever since we decided to use the shou sugi ban method on the cladding. Our first configuration of welding blankets as shielding didn't work properly, so it nearly ended in disaster when a few pieces of birch bark caught fire...



Eventually, we found a method which seemed to work pretty good though, and considering the circumstances, I think the result on the first two gable boards turned out acceptable:



Today, we went on to mount the siding i the gable:






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I really like how it turned out.  That's a beautiful building.

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An ancient Japanese technique of preserving wood, called shou sugi ban/yakisugi.

I've been seeing this used a lot on hgtv now.