We’ve been moving right along on the addition at Carlton Ave in the past few weeks. Here’s Greg staining the board siding, and battens on sawhorses. Board and batten is a classic, practical, and inexpensive siding option very common in the country, less so in downtown Durham. The rustic aesthetic is catching on in cities these days though, it seems to be following the local food/urban chicken movement, in line with a growing appreciation for all things rural.

Also, the boards didn’t come from Home Depot, but from a charming sawmill about 40 miles from town. So we’re supporting a local family run mill as well as getting a beautiful product.