The Haida cedar siding has arrived from the staining shop. Nicholas and his crew started installation right after completing the door and window installation.
We are getting our heads around the fact that the “representative” samples we received from the stack aren’t that spot on. Considering our entire house is being covered with this stuff, its character will define it. Unfortunately, there are some very, very dark pieces and a significant number of them. We were trying to achieve a more uniform and lighter look.
Nicholas has been dutifully blending the batch, but the outcome on the first two elevations is very stripey. Some may see it as adding a richer character to the exterior, however, we had always envisioned it being a clear and even color throughout. Nancy will explore some additional staining options - maybe we can tone the spectrum of color down a bit.
Other than being extremely wasteful (ordering a lot more than we need and picking through it), I don’t see many other options to getting a single color product from a mill.