Meridian, ID: 1930’s Farmhouse Remodel

Where: Meridian, ID.
What: 1930’s Farmhouse on 5 acres–Remodel
Special requirements: Rustic siding that could reclaim look of original farmhouse.
MTP Appeal: Clients loved the texture and varying detail of Montana Timber Products.
Problem: They wanted a redwood, natural finish, rather than the aged appeal or colors of Ranchwood.
Solution: Circular sawn, wire-brushed MTP Ship Lap Siding on walls, Board & Batten with Belly Band on gables. Custom stained on-site.

The new owners of a 1930’s farmhouse in Meridian, Idaho were thrilled with their purchase, but knew there was work to be done. The original 20’x30’ building had three or four additions over the years and needed updating.

Their goal was to reclaim the original look of the farmhouse and create a cohesive look for the additions. They wanted real wood siding and considered cedar, but when they saw Montana Timber Products textures, they fell in love with the varying detail.

The owners didn’t want an aged, reclaimed look, however, so they asked us how they could get MTP texture with a natural redwood color. We were so glad they asked! In the end, we recommended circular sawn and wire brushed textures with a Sikkens  stain, which was applied on-site.

If you like the ranchwood style but prefer to provide your own finish or color, we offer raw, unsealed and in its natural state. If you’d like to discuss a custom product, please contact us!

As the old siding layers were pealed back, we found that the farmhouse was originally sheathed in Ship Lap, then sided with 2-3’ lap siding. For the remodel, the owners chose Ship Lap Siding for the walls with Board and Batten on the gables and a Belly Band. The installers raved about how easy our siding is to work with, and noted its impressive durability.

Marty Melander, our MTP representative for this project, sent us pictures along with this update:
Attached is the progress we’re making on the Meridian Farmhouse remodel. It’s a great project, exciting to take a 1930’s farmhouse on 5 acres and be involved in the remodel. MTP siding is making this project a joy, easy to use, home-owners love it too. The tail-lights come on as cars pass, brake and look. Just like we always do with our projects… we make ’em tail-lighters!  Hope you’re seeing success in your area too. –Marty

The siding is almost entirely installed and the rock wainscot is going up. Once the landscaping is complete, we’ll update with some final pictures and word from our happy homeowners.

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