Josh Oduin is back at his personal cabin project to talk about the siding products he chose to stand up to the harsh elements in Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Josh explains the benefits of the corrugated corten steel he installed on the bottom of the walls, which will get a natural rusty patina over time and need no protective finish. He also describes the finishing process that helps the Shou Sugi Ban cypress siding last for decades with no maintenance, and he shows how the Tamlyn anodized aluminum corners and black stainless siding nails make for a sleek installation of the cypress tongue-and-groove boards.
Josh Oduin is a remodeler based in Portland, Oregon.
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