Check out our new exterior rendering! We chose a stately black semi-solid stain for our bevel pine siding. It has a cool burned wood look that shows some of the grain while providing uniformity between boards. We LOVE it! Choosing pine instead of cedar helped save on cost and it will be very durable with the stain.
The windows and trim on the house will be white. Cedar log accents near the bottom will lend a rustic flair. We found the cedar logs on Craigslist for $40! The rof will be beige or gray. Having a light-colored roof helps reflect the sun’s rays to keep the lofts cool in summer. In winter, roof color doesn’t really matter because the sun is so low in the sky and the roof will likely be covered in snow.
At this point our subfloor deck is also finished!
It wasn’t as easy as just laying down the subfloor sheathing (Advantech) and attaching it to the trailer. We had to orient the panels perpendicular to the trailer cross beams for strength and make some tricky cuts around the fenders. Then, we dry fit each panel and made adjustments if necessary before laying caulk down.
Once the panel was in place, we used a 1/2″ wide drill bit to make countersink holes so that our screw heads don’t stick up and get in the way of our finish flooring later. To provide a firm connection between the Advantech and the trailer, we used tap screws every 6-12 inches. We must have used hundreds of screws and it was tough to drill through the metal, but Nate did a great job!