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  1. What Are the Best Practices When Installing Western Red Cedar Siding or Cladding?

    What Are the Best Practices When Installing Western Red Cedar Siding or Cladding?

    Paul “Mr. Cedar” Mackie shares his recommendations and best practices for installing cedar siding or cladding.

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  2. Tips and Tricks for Working with PVC Trim

    Tips and Tricks for Working with PVC Trim

    Learn everything you need to know about working with PVC trim in this guest blog from THISisCarpentry, our good friend and expert carpenter Gary Katz’s carpentry blog.

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  3. How to Repair Historic Siding

    How to Repair Historic Siding

    Master carpenter Daniel Westbrook demonstrates a custom technique for replacing siding on a historic home. 

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  4. Using and Installing AZEK Trim

    Using and Installing AZEK Trim

    AZEK trim is one of the more versatile, long-lasting alternative materials on the market. It can be cut and molded using the same tools you would use for wood, and AZEK trim is great in areas that require extra protection from moisture (where wood will degrade quickly and require a lot of maintenance).  

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  5. How to Weave Cedar Shingles on an Inside and Outside Corner

    How to Weave Cedar Shingles on an Inside and Outside Corner

    Thinking proactively about the shingle-weaving process and executing your steps in a methodical way can save a lot of time over a project which covers an entire home.

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  6. The History of Rafter Tails, Wooden Gutters, and Fascia in Seattle

    The History of Rafter Tails, Wooden Gutters, and Fascia in Seattle

    Wood can behave like a wick by soaking moisture into its interior grain, which then causes decay. It's unfortunate that extensive damage can occur not only from decay but also from neglect. 

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  7. How To Repair a Rotten Historic Gable Fascia Tail

    How To Repair a Rotten Historic Gable Fascia Tail

    The gable end fascia is a signature feature of historic craftsman homes; easily recognizable as beams which extend beyond the roofline. Today I'm sharing one method I've used for repairing gable end fascia. 

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  8. How to Repair a Rafter Tail & Install Fascia

    How to Repair a Rafter Tail & Install Fascia

    In new homes, rafter tails are often concealed with fascia and soffit. In older—and particularly historic—homes, rafter tails were often left exposed for decorative effect. This video explains how to replace the fascia on exposed rafter tails when moisture has caused significant rot damage to the wood.

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  9. How to Install Clapboard Siding

    How to Install Clapboard Siding

    Like many of you, I also grew up trying my hand at building things.

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  • About Dunn DIY

    Home is what you make it. It's a feeling. It's a place where you can settle in and live out the truest expression of yourseft. Your home is your canvas, your signature. It's not a place to be ordinary. You're not. And neither are the spaces where we live. They are inspired. They are unique. They are reflections of our dreams, hopes, and aspirations. This is your chance to transform that imagined future into a reality - with wood stain, wall paint, and nails. Here you can do it yourself. Here you can be elegant, but gritty, independent, but empowered. It is a place where you can inspire and be inspired, a place where you can make it yours.

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    • Kirsten Dunn
      Kirsten Dunn
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
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  • About Dunn contractor

    Dunn Lumber has been providing the greater Seattle area with expert service and quality materials for over 100 years. Over time, we've made long-lasting relationships with contractors and craftsmen.

  • Authors

    • Daniel Westbrock
      Daniel Westbrock
    • Jim Coshow
      Jim Coshow
    • Mike Dunn
      Mike Dunn
    • Katherine Coshow
      Katherine Coshow
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
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