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Make Your Own Shake Siding from James Hardie Product – Installation

Husband guest post: Now for the fun part: installation. I had to do some prep work, however, before I could start installing the shingles. This wasn’t so much fun. My arches are made out of ¾-inch thick material. You should have a minimum of 1 inch. When you overlap the shingles, they will stick out […]

Continue Reading By on December 21, 2011 in construction, frugal, green, sustainable, thrifty, with our own hands

Make Your Own Shake Siding from James Hardie Product – Estimating and Making Them

Husband guest post: Now that I had my pattern and my area to shingle drawn out on graph paper, I could start estimating how many shingles I was going to need. One thing to note is that I have not accounted for spaces between the shingles. I recommend eyeing a quarter inch when you install. […]

Continue Reading By on December 20, 2011 in construction, frugal, green, sustainable, thrifty, with our own hands

Make Your Own Shake Siding from James Hardie Product — My Custom Pattern

Husband guest post: I searched and searched on the internet for some other guy who made his own shingles. I was amazed that I couldn’t find a single post. So maybe this will help somebody else out who is in a similar situation as me. What I was interested in was the pattern. I’ve never […]

Continue Reading By on December 19, 2011 in construction, frugal, home, homemade, thrifty, with our own hands